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One in five deaths is linked to lead pollution,


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Exposure to traces of lead in petrol, paint and old plumbing may be linked to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths each year, according to new research.

As many as 412,000 Americans die prematurely every year - mostly from cardiovascular disease - due to historic exposure to low levels of the toxic metal, a US study suggests. 

The figure is 10 times more than previously thought and could put deaths from lead exposure on par with smoking. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/lead-exposure-linked-412000-premature-deaths-heart-disease-us-the-lancet-study-a8252791.html

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