Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Monday, 25 Mar 2024 - 18:00

Lead: A Toxic Legacy

a sign that reads 'for use as a motor fuel only contains lead (tetraethyl)

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Evidence that childhood lead exposure caused stunted intelligence and behavioural problems motivated efforts to ban lead in petrol, with the world finally eradicating leaded fuel in 2021.

This is a public health success story, but it took a long time to force industry to take action. The lead released from historic emissions persists within the environment and there is emerging evidence of continuing health effects.

The legacy of lead remains and will be explored in this lecture.

Dr Ian Mudway

Dr Ian Mudway

Visiting Professor of Environmental Health

Dr Ian Mudway is Visiting Professor of Environmental Health. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at Imperial, a member of...

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