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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
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64A37L20100511

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