Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. |
It is a soft, malleable and heavy post-transition metal.
If ingested or inhaled, lead and its compounds are poisonous to animals and humans.
Lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates both in soft tissues and the bones, damaging the nervous system
and causing brain disorders. Excessive lead also causes blood disorders in mammals.
Lead poisoning has been documented since ancient Rome, ancient Greece, and ancient China.
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