LEAD EXPOSURE LINKED TO 412,000 PREMATURE DEATHS IN U.S. EACH YEAR | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


LEAD EXPOSURE LINKED TO 412,000 PREMATURE DEATHS IN U.S. EACH YEAR

Up to 412,000 deaths a year in the U.S. can be attributed to lead exposure, according to a new study published Monday in The Lancet Pubilc Health.

Of that figure, exposure to the toxic metal may be an "important, but largely overlooked" risk factor behind the 256,000 annual cardiovascular disease deaths in the country, the authors found.

“Our study findings suggest that low-level environmental lead exposure is an important risk factor for death in the USA, particularly from cardiovascular disease," the paper states. "It is not surprising that lead exposure is overlooked; it is ubiquitous, but insidious and largely beyond the control of patients and clinicians."

New research from @TheLancetPH: Historical #lead exposure may be linked to 256000 premature deaths from #CVD in adults the #USA each yearhttps://t.co/vGWjsnEhQk pic.twitter.com/Pq73QokDOa

— The Lancet (@TheLancet) March 12, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are completely insane; why, in the name of heaven, is this epidemic of poisoning allowed to continue in this country?!?

I will tell you why; infrastructure decay in the water systems in the US is being allowed to continue because there is no money with which to fix it.

Unfortunately, the people of Flint, Michigan, are not at all alone in their water quality problems, which is continuing to cause health issues with its kids.

How much have you heard in the corporate presstitute media regarding the continuing problems with Flint?!? Very little, if anything at all.

I found the following article from January of this year:

Even after Flint, lead-free water lines may be a pipe dream in Michigan

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