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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. 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


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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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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

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

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What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

Brain development: Impaired brain development and mental retardation, behavioral problems, seizures are among the long term effects. For more information you may wish to consult the website listed below. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...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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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

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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

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I'm 23 years old just how serious is lead poisoning and got any home remedies?

I'm 23 years old just how serious is lead poisoning and got any home remedies?

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

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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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Can you get lead poisoning from a pencil if your child accidently pricked himself?

Can you get lead poisoning from a pencil if your child accidently pricked himself?

No: The "lead" pencils do not have any lead in it, therefore no risk of poisoning. There's a risk of foreign body in ears or nose, so try to keep toddlers away from them anyway... ...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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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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Is it safe for my child to chew on pencils? Lead poisoning risk?

Is it safe for my child to chew on pencils? Lead poisoning risk?

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. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than six years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect their ...Read more