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Blood Lead Levels and Oxidative Stress

2016-01Radu Ciprian Tincu, Dana Tomescu, Laurentiu Coman, Radu Alexandru Macovei

Environmental lead sources are represented by air, soil, food, water. Lead distribution in the environment continues to be a worrying public health issue considering its potential cumulative effects in the body due to various routes of exposure. Once exposed to lead, individuals have persistent elevated blood levels because of redistribution from bones sanctuaries, even years after cessation of exposure. Oxidative stress seems to play an important part regarding lead adverse effects, because the metal is responsible for reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and it also might inhibit antioxidants levels [...]

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