Approximately 400,000 deaths are associated every year to lead contamination, 250 000 are from cardiovascular disease. This is 10 times higher than was previously reported. Over 20-year study of 14,200 adults 20y ears or older by Lancet Public Health. Exposure to lead increases death due to cardiovascular disease, and ischaemic heart disease.
According to the study, the 10th percentile corresponded to a blood lead concentration of 1.0 micrograms per deciliter, while the 90th percentile corresponded to a concentration of 6.7 micrograms per deciliter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends that public health officials take action when blood lead concentrations rise above 5 micrograms per deciliter.
While the toxic effects of lead exposure have been known for centuries, the vast number of people potentially affected by the cardiovascular effects of lead exposure were surprising, even to the study’s researchers.
For the Full report go here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30025-2/fulltext
For a great interview watch the CNN here. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/12/health/lead-exposure-cardiovascular-disease-study/index.html