Where is lead most commonly found?
Lead typically occurs in very small amounts in ores such as galena, anglesite and cerussite.
Lead is commonly mined and smelted in Missouri, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Montana and Texas, according to Plumbing Manufacturers International.
About one-third of the lead in the United States is recycled..
Where is lead stored in the body?
Lead in the body is distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. It is stored in the teeth and bones, where it accumulates over time. Human exposure is usually assessed through the measurement of lead in blood.
Where was lead found in products?
Lead Sources and Contaminated MediaLead SourceContaminated MediaGasoline (leaded)*SoilLead solder/pipesDrinking waterMining and smeltingOutdoor air, dust, soilPackaging or storage containers (including lead soldered cans)Food, beverages4 more rows•Jul 2, 2019
Which foods are high in lead?
Lead was most commonly found in the following baby foods types:Fruit juices: 89% of grape juice samples contained detectable levels of lead, mixed fruit (67%), apple (55%), and pear (45%)Root vegetables: Sweet potatoes (86%) and carrots (43%)Cookies: Arrowroot cookies (64%) and teething biscuits (47%)