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Does Lead Poisoning Cause Failure To Thrive
Can writing on your skin with pen cause lead poisoning?Because I've done it for years now and feel fine but if it can cause it of course i'll stop it
No unless done often: Soldering is where solder is melted by a hot iron and allowed to cool, thus joining 2 pieces of metal, etc. If this is done rarely, like once in a while, it likely won't cause any side effects, even with lead, but if done often, it might cause lead poisoning as the process might cause some of the lead to be melted, if hot enough. Still, lead has a very high melting point, so it must be very hot. ...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
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
I am exposed to broken crt glass everyday, could i be developing lead poisoning, could that cause chest pains?
Possibly: Crts do contain heavy lead glass and cadmium, the 2 main materials of risk. Lead causes toxicity only if ingested or inhaled. If you're in proximity to broken glass, you're not at risk unless you're exposed to glass that is pulverized or incinerated. Lead toxicity can lead to premature coronary disease & stroke. To determine your risk, have your doc get a blood lead level. ...Read more
Heed Warning: I would not use ANY product that warns of lead toxicity. There is simply no level of lead that is safe for the human body. ...Read more
I was recently hit with a shotgun pellet under the skin above my temple. Can it cause lead poisoning?
See below: What size shot? It is possible if the shot was lead (not steel), but i would say not likely. Nevertheless, if the shot can be removed, do it. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Lead is a competitive binder for some of the factors in blood production and when it is circulating in a patient with lead exposure it can/will cause anemia.Treatment can remove some lead but other metabolically inactive lead may be locked away in bones.It is not a factor in future blood production. ...Read more
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