|Document ID (ISN)||66148|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||A global ban on lead mining and primary smelting
||Jan.-Mar. 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.70-71. 3 ref.
||This editorial considers lead exposure to be a worldwide environmental problem and urges a global ban on lead mining and smelting. While regulations have resulted in reduced lead exposure in the United States, much of the reduction is matched by increased exposure in developing countries to which lead is exported. Although the short-term economic impact of a global ban on mining would probably be severe, the health consequences of lead exposure justify source reduction. Such a ban would stimulate efforts to find substitute products.
||lead; metal mining; international cooperation; environmental pollution
||limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying
Lead and compounds