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Lead exposure may be linked to 250,000 heart-disease deaths each year

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Even low levels of lead in the bloodstream increase risks of dying from heart disease, researchers find.They estimated that 256,000 deaths — nearly 29 percent of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease — could be linked to lead exposure each year. That included 185,000 deaths from coronary heart disease, or about 37 percent of all deaths from that cause, as well as other types of cardiovascular disease, such as strokes and peripheral artery disease.

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