Lower blood lead tied to reduced systolic BP in American Indians exposed to toxic metals

Reduced blood lead in American Indians, a population that experienced increased chronic exposure, was associated with reductions in systolic BP and reduced interventricular septum thickness, researchers reported.
“This is a huge win for public health, especially since many American Indians can face higher risks for elevated lead levels,” Anne E. Nigra, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, said in a press release. “Compared to the general U.S. population, American Indian communities experience both a

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