lead

Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal, lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air. Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements - although the next element, bismuth, has a half life so long (longer than the estimated age of the universe) it can be considered stable. Like mercury, another heavy metal, lead is a potent neurotoxin which accumulates in soft tissues and bone over time.



The term "lead" was found in the following pages:

Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-701 - Lake sediment
Directory of scientists: Carlo Barbante
Link database: European Legislation: Council Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and packaging waste
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-483
Material database: Institute of Environmental Health Monitoring (IEHS) - GBW 09134 Bovine Blood
Council Decision 77/585/EEC on the Mediterranean Sea | EVISA's News
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Fresh Water Sediment 2
Link database: Chemical Fact Sheet: Arsenic
Material database: The Food and Environment Research Agency (FAPAS) - Test Material T07143 (Cocoa Powder)
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - ERM-EC681K Polyethylene (high level)
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - ERM-CE278 - Mussel tissue (mytilus edulis)
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-BB186 - Pig Kidney
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - BCR-141R - Trace elements in calcareous loam soil
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - BCR-636 Human Blood
Material database: The Food and Environment Research Agency (FAPAS) - Test Material T07135 (Vegetable Puree)
Link database: FDA: Questions & Answers: Apple Juice and Arsenic
Instrument database: ZEUTEC Opto-Elektronik GmbH - SpectraAlyzer
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - BCR-186 - Pig Kidney
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - SESA-1 Sea Salt Certified Reference Material for Trace Elements in Seawater
Instrument database: Shimadzu Europe - HPLC VP Series