Environmental lead levels have gradually improved since rigorous controls have been put in place in recent years, and perhaps none too soon.
The JAMA reports on a study of 590 Veterans who have been followed for over 30 years.
They showed that the accumulation of lead in their long bones was associated with an increase in high blood pressure.
Furthermore, in this study, age alone was not a significant factor, unless there was an increase in lead as well.
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