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Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

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

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...Read more


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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

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: Writing on your skin can not cause lead poisoning. It can cause local irritation. Pen ink no longer contains lead, however ink used in inkjet printers may. Never ingest the ink as it does have plenty of chemicals that can make you sick. ...Read more

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Could handling lead and melting cause lead poisoning?

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 more

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Could having lead poisoning as an infant cause recurring anemia?

Could having lead poisoning as an infant cause recurring anemia?

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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Could lead poisoning really cause lower IQ and make people anti social?

Could lead poisoning really cause lower IQ and make people anti social?

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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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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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

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Infrared turkey cookers , do they cause lead poisoning ? Warning label stated it was possible ?

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

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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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Arti Jain
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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Failure to thrive is a condition consisting of poor growth in children, or weight loss and poor ...Read more