Tag Archives: Lead

The College’s Center for Evolution and Medicine selects new director to lead next phase of operation – Arizona State University

July 25, 2019 When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way? That’s one of the questions the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University was created to address. Ken Buetow came to ASU in 2012 from… Read More »

Lead exposure and heart disease

When we think about the health effects of lead contamination, the biggest worry is for babies and young children. Lead, a heavy metal that is widespread in the environment, can harm developing brains. But growing evidence suggests that low levels of lead in the blood may also raise the risk of heart disease in adults.… Read More »