Lead Exposure and Oxidative Stress

Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello, Ana Carolina Bertin de Almeida Lopes

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Lead (Pb) is one of the most important contaminants in public health due to its high toxicity, exposure from several sources and great dispersion in the environment, that lead to large contact of the population with the chemical agent, especially in the most vulnerable group, represented by children (De Capitani and Paoliello 2012). Human exposure to lead takes place via food, water, air and soil. The susceptibility to lead toxicity is influenced by several factors such as environmental exposure, age and nutritional status (ATSDR 2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRole of Oxidative Stress in Chronic Diseases
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781482216820
ISBN (Print)9781482216813
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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