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side effects of lead poisoning in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Flaking lead paint: Soil around old houses contains flakes of house paints that used to contain lead. Children get lead poisoning by eating dirt/soil contaminated with le ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Contaminated soil: Soil can be contaminated by painchips off houses when prepared for repainting. Contamination can also occur from chemical and leather tanning plants. ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ingestion: Usually from lead paint or contaminated water supply.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lead exposure is bad for anyone, but for children, who have brains that are not fully developed, it's worse. For every measurable increase in blood l ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead produ ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Bad: Lead encephalopathy (brain "poisoning") is a well recognized entity in toxicology. The most common sign of lead toxicity is mental slowing (retardatio ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Children more vulner: Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning but anyone can be affected by lead toxicity.Since infants & toddlers often mouth objects & may eat str ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdomina ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Well, there is recommended lead screening that is being done. While some state may mandate universal childhood screening, other recommend that certain ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Some places: Depends on the community. There are cities that have a higher concern of lead in the environment which is a risk to children in their development. Dal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Screening tests that indirectly assess lead exposure are part of routine health care for infants. Direct testing for lead is required by medicaid in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: If there was indeed lead poisoning and chelatin was done to get it out..Ten no. If the poisoning was chronic it can affect cognition long term. I woul ... Read More

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