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Doctor insights on: Does Peeling Paint In Home Cause Baby Lead Poisoning

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What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

House '78 or earlier: Houses built before 1978 may have lead based paint. Other lead sources: candies and some traditional home remedies from mexico and india; hot tap water for cooking; certain containers or cookware; imported toys or products . See lead recalls at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nceh/lead/recalls/default.Htm. ...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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Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Several approaches: First, remove lead from the environment. Second, treatment with iron. Third - oral or intravenous chelation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for baby lead poisoning?

What are the tests for baby lead poisoning?

Blood test: A simple blood test that can be done by a finger stick. ...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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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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If we live in an older home, should I be concerned about my baby getting lead poisoning?

If we live in an older home, should I be concerned about my baby getting lead poisoning?

Yes: All infants should be checked for lead at ~1 and 2 yrs of age. In older homes, be careful about peeling paint, a common source of lead poisoning. ...Read more

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Could my daughter just now be showing a delay and emotional delays due to her lead poisoning as a baby?

Possible but it is: Likely that it is part of the growing process. How old is your daughter? Was she treated for lead exposure? Did she have manifestations of lead intoxication as a child? Lead poisoning during development can leave lasting impact, but it not feasible to give a definitive opinion from the given information. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

Yes: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. Unpainted pencils only a problem if baby bites off chunks and chokes on them. I don't believe that the paint on pencils is a problem if they are made in the us. I have reservations for any painted material coming out of china as they may have toxic material in the paint. ...Read more

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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