The University Record, October 18, 1999

Study sheds light on lead emissions

























A School of Public Health study of candles purchased from stores in southeast Michigan shows that some candles on the market today are made with wicks that have either lead or lead cores that emit potentially dangerous levels of lead into the air. The study was done by Jerome Nriagu, professor of environmental health sciences. See www.umich.edu/~urecord/9900/Oct18_99/8.htm for the full article. Photo by Bob Kalmbach