A 40-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could i get lead poisoning from lead head nails?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Lead: Chronic exposure to lead head nails could be a cause for concern. Ask your doctor to do a lead test to find out if you need therapy
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Increased risk: Since lead can be absorbed to some degree through the skin, frequent handling of raw lead-containing metals does increase your risk for lead poisoning. Wearing medical type gloves would help reduce this exposure.
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