Lead is one of ten hazardous chemicals of public health concern and is used in more than 900 occupations, including the battery, smelting, and mining industries. Lead toxicity accounts for 1.5% (900,000) of deaths annually in the world. In Indonesia, reports of high Blood Lead Level (BLL) have been associated with residency in Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling sites. This study identified high BLL rates for children living in a ULAB recycling site, concluded that lead exposure and lead toxicity are still occurring in Cinangka Village, and emphasized the need for systematic action to mitigate the exposure.
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