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Document ID (ISN)66148
CIS number 96-249
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) LaDou J.
Title A global ban on lead mining and primary smelting
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.70-71. 3 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) lead; metal mining; international cooperation; environmental pollution
Descriptors (secondary) limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Mining and quarrying
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances