When the Europeans said industry must get rid of lead, they didn't say you must replace lead with
something that is obviously safer," he notes wryly.
Seidl implanted the QuickSite(TM) 1056K lead with
an Epic(TM) HF ICD, the world's smallest high-voltage cardiac resynchronization device.
Many of the epidemiologic studies that relate lead with
cancer have been conducted in occupational settings; no previous study is known to have examined the association between lead and cancer in the general population.
Comparison of the amount of steady-state lead with
the lead accumulated biweekly (Figure 2) and the rapid rate of lead abrasion found during the degradation study indicate that lead deposited in a busy street is rapidly worn away, to the extent that a significant fraction of the amount deposited would not be found in the biweekly surveys.
The commission did ask candle manufacturers to replace lead with