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Explore research on industrial lead exposure, childhood lead poisoning, and the health impacts of lead water pipes, as well as related public health guidance through items in the NLM Digital Collections.

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On the Action of Water on Lead Pipes, and the Diseases Proceeding from It, Horatio Adams, 1852

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This study examined the effects of natural water on lead pipes and the diseases that result from that action. It discussed treatments for lead poisoning, as well.