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How Do You Get Lead Poisoning
Many possibilities.: Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...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
Plumbism: Most lead poisoning these days is exposure to lead dust when removing paint from older houses, wear a mask to prevent inhaling lead containing dust check the sil around a house if yoiu are going to plant vegetables, that it does not contain lead from previous work on a structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. ...Read more
Lead pipes: In older homes may still exist so yes. ...Read more
Yes/depends: Lead is still an issue but less common. Since the removal from most paints and gasoline, the incidence has dropped but the impact is still worrisome enough to be monitored. Random cases have emerged from kids gnawing on painted toys imported from overseas, home renovations, parents bringing home contaminated clothing for lead foundries. It can emerge in any ethnic/socioeconomic situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I don't think so. I am a pediatrician so none of my patients have gunshot wounds (so far!). I think that the lead in a bullet is inert and is not absorbed (the bullet does not slowly dissolve). Lead poisoning in children typically comes from chronic ingestion of lead dust from paint chips and other sources. Perhaps one of the adult docs could give some additional information. ...Read more
Do you know if I could get lead poisoning from herbalife? What are the symptoms and how do I get tested?
Don't worry: Herbalife is a big-big-money multilevel marketing scheme offering products that I think most healthtap physicians wouldn't recommend. From my reading, the allegations of lead in the products were brought by a single career criminal for whatever reason. If you want to be tested for lead poisoning, any physician can do it. ...Read more
Working in environment wear solder lead is being used fumes present in room can I get lead poisoning being in room 4-6hours?
Monitor: Hopefully there are health standards being followed. If you are concerned obtain a lead level. Talk to your company about your concerns as this likely involves other workers. All the best and be safe. ...Read more
Complex issue: REmove the source- like lead dust in the house, or lead paint. The patient who is exposed to the lead needs to be treated. But it is important to know the source of the problem so that it doesn't recur. ...Read more
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