95% goes to RBC and bones. Binds and inhibits anything with sulfhydryl groups, and it is toxic to mitochondria. Key enzymes in heme synthesis are ALA-dehydratase and ferrochelatase. Thus you accumulate a lot of PROTOPORPHYRIN (FEP). This binds to zinc, and forms ZPP. Both of these are also raised in iron deficiency. Shorterned RBC survival and basophilic stippling (RNA can't be broken down). Iron deficiency enhances lead toxiticy, get even higher FEP and your intestine absorbs both iron and l...
The map represents over 5,000 residential lead samples taken throughout Genesee county. The samples are self reported by Flint residents that pick up testing kits and drop the results off. The map was developed by the data made available through the State of Michigan and the Department of Environmental Quality.