Lead is one of three toxins shown to have the greatest negative impact on your lifespan. By competing with calcium at the cellular level, lead can disrupt several bodily systems, including your cardiovascular and neurological systems.
Research published in 2018 found lead levels in adults are strongly correlated with a higher risk of death, especially from cardiovascular complications
Nearly 1 in 5 (18%) of all deaths and more than 1 in 4 (28.7%) of all cardiovascular deaths are related to lead toxicity.
Previous research suggests lead exposure can cause multigenerational DNA changes.
Aside from cardiovascular problems, lead exposure has been linked to an increased risk of reproductive problems in both men and women, miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight, headaches, seizures, hearing and vision impairment, high blood pressure, nerve disorders, muscle and joint pain, brain damage, reduced IQ and learning difficulties.