Lead Poisoning: Nutrition and Food Preparation
Good nutrition may help prevent lead poisoning. Children absorb more lead than adults do, but both children and adults are likely to absorb more lead if they are fasting or do not get enough iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, or vitamin C in their diets. People who eat high-fat diets also absorb more lead. However, if the environment is highly contaminated with lead, nutrition alone will not prevent lead poisoning.
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