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A 40-year-old member asked:

Help please. when i woke up today my breath had this metal smell, does this mean i have lead poisoning ?

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Dr. Robert Cerciello
55 years experience
Metal smell: Absolutely not. Lead poisoning rare in adults in today's world. Years ago primarily seen in battery workers exposed to lead. Usual symptom in adults is difficulty with hands, .
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