Lead poisoning in humans has been identified as a cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, birth defects, complications in pregnancies and developmental problems in infants. It is a health problem of epidemic dimensions in the black community. This serious health problem is yet another example of the production of “illth” in the modern society. As the means of production create wealth for some sectors of society they also create illth.
Reed, Wornie L.
"Lead Poisoning: A Health Epidemic in the Black Community,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol2/iss2/3