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Lead Intake

The lead burden coming from bone demineralization of undernourished survivors will add to the volcanic lead intake. The lead blood level of the population is already so close to the toxic threshold that even well prepared communities could be affected. To avoid poisoning, lead should be prevented from entering the body. Dust mask can be used to reduce inhalation of lead containing volcanic dust particles. Drinking water will certainly be a major source of lead poisoning and will require to be depleted of lead. Although there are several ways to achieve this, distillation is probably the easiest method. When it is not possible to treat water to remove lead, filtered mineral rich water, containing calcium, magnesium and not acidic is preferable. There are many ways to reduce ingestion of lead from food.

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