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Doctor insights on: Does Home Built Before 1950 Cause Risk Of Lead Exposure

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Dr. William Singer
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Lead Exposure (Definition)

Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or breathes in lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and ...Read more


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Is it possible the lead paint in our home caused my son to get lead poisoning?

Is it possible the lead paint in our home caused my son to get lead poisoning?

Possibly: If your child was exposed by ingesting the lead from paint chips or erosion, maybe. Ablood test could confirm the possibility. ...Read more

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How does lead exposure affect our pancreas health?

How does lead exposure affect our pancreas health?

Not the target: your pancreas is very hard to affect, injure or poison unless you are a very heavy drinker. Lead is a neurotoxin with relatively minor affects on red blood cells. ...Read more

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Can the body rid itself of lead after lead exposure?

Witgh difficulty: It has been shown in animal experiments that a supplement of vitamin b1 enables the animal to excrete lead. This has not been done in human experiments but it carries wifh it no danger. The common medicine for this is edta. ...Read more

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What can provide lead exposure protection?

Know where it is: Lead is found in many products. Most famous was house paint in the old days. New paint no longer contains lead. Old gasoline contained lead, but newer forms do not. Pottery and jewelry from mexico and from china may contain lead and other dangerous metals. Lead levels can be checked, and chelation treatment can be used if too high. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the dangers of lead exposure?

Multiple disorders: Exposure to lead depending on the age and intensity of exposure can cause mental retardation and encephalopathy in children. In adult it may cause anemia, neuropathy, gum disease and abdominal pain etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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What are the health effects associated with long-term lead exposure?

Lead Exposure: In children we see Developmental delays, Learning difficulties, Irritability, loss of appetite & weight, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Constipation, Hearing loss, Sluggishness & Fatigue. In adults, Hypertension, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Joint & muscle aches, pain or numbness & tingling in arms & legs, Headaches, Memory loss, Mood changes, infertility. ...Read more