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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.

A book cover page

Lead Pipes Used as Conduits for Drinking Water Contrasted with Pure Block Tin Pipes, Brief History of Lead Diseases, Charles T. Jackson, 1852

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Dr. Charles Jackson advocated for tin pipes over lead pipes on the grounds of health in this pamphlet produced to advertise Pure Block Tin Pipes manufactured by T.O. Le Roy & Co.