Lead Concentration In Milk And Cereal Products Commonly Consumed In Kenya
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Environmental pollutants arise from many sources, and exposure may occur through different routes. Some pollutants of particular concern are airborne substances, which occur primarily in suspended particles. These include sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, carbon monoxide and lead oxide, among others. Although lead is an environmental and public health hazard of global proportions, the global dimensions of poisoning emanating from this heavy metal remain poorly understood due to persistent lack of information. Leaded petrol (gasoline) causes more widespread human exposure to lead than any other single source. Objective: The main objective of this study was to determine the extent of lead contamination in milk and some selected commercial flour brands in Kenya.