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Could I Have Lead Poisoning If I Like To Shoot At The Shooting Range
Unlikely: I think it's unlikely unless you are holding lead bullets or shot in your mouth or are eating meat with lead shot still present. ...Read more
Unlikely: Lead paint, lead pipes, and the like, may result in an increased lead level -- but it is not something that stays with you forever. In general, lead poisoning or toxicity has to have a sudden large insult, or a prolonged, low level of exposure of years. Unless you were licking the paint, your exposure risk is probably very low. ...Read more
Lead poisoning: Yes with proper treatment with a chelating agent like EDTA ...Read more
Blood level: Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and mental changes. A complete blood count will show anemia. A blood level will determine if there is a poisoning which can be treated by chelation therapy which over time will bind up the lead. Lead poisoning is the most common heavy metal toxin. It can come from ingestion of lead paint, water from lead pipes and leaded gasoline. ...Read more
Do you know if i could get lead poisoning from herbalife? What are the symptoms and how do I get tested?
Don't worry: Herbalife is a big-big-money multilevel marketing scheme offering products that i think most healthtap physicians wouldn't recommend. From my reading, the allegations of lead in the products were brought by a single career criminal for whatever reason. If you want to be tested for lead poisoning, any physician can do it. ...Read more
Yes, work relTed lea: Occupational lead poisoning is the most common cause of lead poisoning in adults .the exposure to leads may come from handling lead batteries , lead based paint . Car radiators etc . Even people who live in very old houses which may still have lead based paint can cause lead poisoningd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cognitive impact : depends on age of onset, duration & blood levels. 5 ?g/dl is evidence of lead exposure that needs attention. 45 ?g/dl or > warrants chelation. Both parents' IQ's contribute 25% of cognitive potential; prenatal exposure to alcohol tobacco &/or drugs & environmental factors like poverty, diet & low parental involvement contribute, also. A low blood level, 5-10 ?g/dl, decreases IQ by 3.9 points. ...Read more
Yes: Higher lead levels can cause neurologic symptoms. You would be looking for levels in excess of 20 mcg/dl with increased effects with the increased duration of high levels. ...Read more
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