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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can i get tested for lead poisoning?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Blood tests: Blood lead levels are available through many labs. Xrays of the long bones may may reveal past lead exposure with characteristic lead lines.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can you get lead poisoning?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can my son be tested for lead poisoning in india?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Blood test: I'm sure they have labs that can do a lead test. It is a very simple blood test.
CA
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent yourself from getting lead poisoning?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Avoid ingesting lead: Really? I wasn't sure if this was a serious question. Fortunately, most sources of lead have been identified and all but removed from the environment. Others are clearly marked on labels so always read the warnings of household chemicals. Google "lead exposure" for more information.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
hunters eating fowl they shot with lead buckshot should be careful.
Nov 14, 2011
A 41-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of lead poisoning?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Complex issue: REmove the source- like lead dust in the house, or lead paint. The patient who is exposed to the lead needs to be treated. But it is important to know the source of the problem so that it doesn't recur.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 41 years experience
Hard to say: There are lead testing kits that can give you a quick answer, but you'd have to have the pottery in-hand to do the test.

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