A Review of the Use of Lead Compounds in Medicines, Cosmetics and Food Additives

Journal Title: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal - Year 1999, Vol 1, Issue 1


A review on the usage ef lead compounds in medicines, cosmetics and food/drink additives is presented. Examples cover a large time-scale (from antiquity te the present day) and come from many parts of the world. Only examples where lead compounds have been deliberately added are covered in this review. Lead’s toxicology is briefly mentioned, as is the current usage of lead compounds in traditional remedies/cosmetics in the Middle Eastern countries.

Authors and Affiliations

A. D. Hardy| College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O.Box 36, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, R. Vaishnav| College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O.Box 35, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


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A. D. Hardy, R. Vaishnav (1999). A Review of the Use of Lead Compounds in Medicines, Cosmetics and Food Additives. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 1(1), 51-54. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-13594