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Study strengthens evidence linking long-term lead exposure to the fatal neurological condition ALS - Reuters (article link)

- Researchers found that a doubling in the blood lead level was associated with a doubling in the risk of ALS.
- Even when they accounted for markers of bone breakdown, blood lead levels were still associated with ALS.
- In older adults, whose bones mass may be breaking down faster, stored lead released may be the main driver of blood lead levels.

Blood lead levels tied to ALS risk

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal disease in which the nerve cells that control movement progressively degenerate.