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Should i get tested for lead? hi, im' a 17 year old male and was wondering if i should get a bloodtest to check my lead levels, the reson why is because i bought a cheap chinese made vaporizer for marijuana ( i have tourettes syndrome, asthma, ibs, back p

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
It : It is true that many products made outside of the U.S. Are painted with lead based paints. Many toys in recent years have been recalled because of this. If you have concern of lead exposure, you can see your physican and a blood test can be obtained to see if you have accumulated this toxin.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Lead Poisoning: Although children are primarily at risk, lead poisoning is also dangerous for adults. Signs and symptoms in adults may include: high blood pressure declines in mental functioning pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities muscular weakness headache abdominal pain memory loss mood disorders reduced sperm count, abnormal sperm miscarriage or premature birth.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Never hurts: It never hurts to get tested if you are concerned. The issue with Chinese imports is usually the paint that contains lead. I do not know what the vaporizor chamber is made of. Given you have asthma, you should take better care of yourself than use cheap equipment. Keep in mind, a problem with marijuana is it causes brain changes. loss of IQ points and users have smaller brains than non users.

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