• Ananda Shiva Prasad
Part of the Topics in Hematology book series (TOHE)


Lead is recognized as a highly toxic cumulative element in man and animals. During recent years in industrialized nations, long-time exposure to lead has been recognized as a health hazard. The effect of lead on heme synthesis is widespread and is of special interest to hematologists. Recent data indicate that the sources of lead are multiple, and that it affects biochemical and neuropsychological functions adversely.


Lead Exposure Lead Poisoning Lead Toxicity Heme Synthesis Sodium Sulfate Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ananda Shiva Prasad
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  1. 1.School of Medicine and Department of Medicine, Harper-Grace HospitalWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration HospitalAllen ParkUSA

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