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Lead In Bones And Circumstances Under Which Lead Reenters Bones

Some the lead can stay in your bones for decades; however, some lead can leave your bones and reenter your blood and organs under certain circumstances of poor nutrition or stress (e.g., during pregnancy and periods of breast feeding, after a bone is broken, and during advancing age). In adults, about 94% of the total amount of lead in the body is contained in the bones and teeth. About 73% of the lead in children's bodies is stored in their bones.