Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.
- Probable human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in animals only applies to inorganic lead compounds.
- Referring to the heart and blood vessels. Effects may include arrhythmia, changes in blood pressure, heart failure and/or disorders of the peripheral blood vessels.
- Referring to growth, differentiation and maturation. Effects may occur from conception through sexual maturation, and may include altered growth, structural abnormalities and/or functional deficiencies.
- Referring to the blood. Effects may include alterations of blood composition, clotting and/or the production and function of blood cells, e.g., red blood cell production within bone marrow, red blood cell ability to carry oxygen.
- Referring to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Effects may include impaired sensory and motor signaling.
- Referring to the kidneys. Effects may include decreased filtering capacity/ efficiency, blood in the urine and/or increased/decreased blood pressure.
- Referring to the system required for the production of offspring. Effects may include decreased ability to conceive offspring and/or carry to term.