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How long is it supposed to it take for lead poisoning symptoms to show?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Plumbism: People with lead poisoning become symptomatic is related to the height of the lead level and rapidity of the rise of the level. When people are exposed to high lead contamination, the greater the exposure the more rapid the symptoms occur.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for the first signs of lead poisoning to appear?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
LEAD POISONING: It depends on the lead level. Kids are screened until age 5 to DX plumbism. Sx appear at once if level is about 20. Normal before was 10 , now below 5.

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