Lead is a naturally occurring metal found in rock and soil and also has many industrial applications. Due to both its natural occurrence and long history of global use, lead is ubiquitous in the environment and is present in air, water and soil as well as in food, drinking water and household dust. Levels of lead in most environmental media have declined significantly over the past few decades due to the discontinued use of lead in paint, gasoline and the solder used in food cans.
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