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Does Peeling Paint In Home Cause Baby Lead Poisoning
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
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
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
The paint in our house is only a few months old, is there a chance we could get lead poisoning from inhaling it?
No: None of the recent house paints have lead in those. ...Read more
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Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question. .Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but i believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome..Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?
Hard to say: Any water source could be contaminated by lead & many other things.Most urban centers monitor their water supply & filter out the lead. If your home is ancient and has old pipes that were soldered with lead based material it could be a home issue.You can have your water tested or call your city water department for the lead level.Lead is insidious,causing anemia long before it affects the brain ...Read more
Can be very serious: Lead poisoning can be very serious, depending on the degree, but even low levels of lead toxicity are associated with increased risk of heart attacks,stroke & death. The best treatment is chelation with EDTA (IV, oral or rectal) &/or DMSA but supplements like Vit. C, Vit D, chlorella & purified zeolites can also help. See http://bit.ly/1hzLKKF & http://bit.ly/1x95qsX Ideally work with a good Dr. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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