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Even at blood levels considered safe, lead and cadmium may increase the risk of Peripheral Artery Disease which affects 8 to 12 million Americans. A study showed that those with the highest levels of these metals (still within the standard) were three more likely to develop PAD. Lead and cadmium are present in cigarette smoke, air around industrial and combustion sources, certain food and sometimes water.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Occupational Hazards
About: Currently considered safe levels of lead and cadmium may not be so safe
Date: 10 June 2004
Source: Occupational Hazards
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