Tag Archives: Osteoporosis

Enviroblog: Our old bones release lead into our bloodstreams–a delayed hazard of leaded gas

18 Nov
Inner beauty

Bone density scan (Photo credit: kightp)

Seniors worry about decreasing bone density because of increased risks of fractures. A new study suggests that as bones dissolve, they release old lead deposits along with calcium, leading to delayed lead exposure as well.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/42491/title/Leaden_blood_hikes_grannys_heart_risks

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