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Monday, August 6, 2012

Exposure to Cadmium and Lead Linked to Hearing Loss

Symbol for danger of NIHL (Noise-Induced Heari...
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The results of a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggest that low-level exposure to cadmium and lead found in the general U.S. population may be important risk factors for hearing loss. Their findings support efforts to reduce environmental cadmium and lead exposures.


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