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Dr. William Singer
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Lead Exposure (Overview)

Refers to exposure to lead. Lead can be found in peeling paint chips in buildings built prior to 1978, contaminated soil and water. Soil can be contaminated due to peeling paint and leaded gasoline. Lead in water comes from lead pipes. Lead can be found in Mexican candies and Kohl eye products from India and Middle East. Lead can cause irreversible brain damage.


Dr. William Singer
51 doctors shared insights

Lead Exposure (Overview)

Refers to exposure to lead. Lead can be found in peeling paint chips in buildings built prior to 1978, contaminated soil and water. Soil can be contaminated due to peeling paint and leaded gasoline. Lead in water comes from lead pipes. Lead can be found in Mexican candies and Kohl eye products from India and Middle East. Lead can cause irreversible brain damage.


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What is the treatment for lead poisoning?

What is the treatment for lead poisoning?

Chelation therapy: Preventing further exposure and in severe cases treatment with edta to remove lead from the body. Consult the site below for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for lead poisoning?

What are the treatments for lead poisoning?

Plumbism: To treat lead poisoning methods include removing the source of lead or removing the person from the lead containing environment. Chelating agents are used to bind the lead in the body and then have them removed from the body. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lead poisoning?

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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How can you prevent lead poisoning?

Avoid exposure: The best prevention is avoidance of exposure. If you can stay away from that, that's the best way to prevent poisoning. If you must be in the environment where the exposure is inevitable, you want to use protective wear (respirators/masks) and special outfits that may protect your skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes etc. Also, showering after such exposure may remove lead particles somewhat. ...Read more

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What are risks of lead exposure?

Neurotoxin: Lead is a toxin to the nervous system. Lead can cause peripheral nerve damage, brain swelling, seizures, headaches, learning disability, death. ...Read more

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What can provide lead exposure protection?

Know where it is: Lead is found in many products. Most famous was house paint in the old days. New paint no longer contains lead. Old gasoline contained lead, but newer forms do not. Pottery and jewelry from mexico and from china may contain lead and other dangerous metals. Lead levels can be checked, and chelation treatment can be used if too high. ...Read more

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Is it true that add can be caused by lead exposure?

Yes: When ever anyone seems to have add it is important to rule out medical reasons including toxins such as lead. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lead exposure?

Lead Exposure: Refers to exposure to lead. Lead can be found in peeling paint chips in buildings built prior to 1978, contaminated soil and water. Soil can be contaminated due to peeling paint and leaded gasoline. Lead in water comes from lead pipes. Lead can be found in Mexican candies and Kohl eye products from India and Middle East. Lead can cause irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the dangers of lead exposure?

Multiple disorders: Exposure to lead depending on the age and intensity of exposure can cause mental retardation and encephalopathy in children. In adult it may cause anemia, neuropathy, gum disease and abdominal pain etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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What are the health effects associated with long-term lead exposure?

Lead Exposure: In children we see Developmental delays, Learning difficulties, Irritability, loss of appetite & weight, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Constipation, Hearing loss, Sluggishness & Fatigue. In adults, Hypertension, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Joint & muscle aches, pain or numbness & tingling in arms & legs, Headaches, Memory loss, Mood changes, infertility. ...Read more

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What are the risks of lead exposure for baby?

Lots: Need to check your own levels....And the baby's if you have the same exposure frkm the environment.... ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the risks of lead exposure?

I was wondering what are the risks of lead exposure?

Worse in children: Lead exposure in adults causes anemia, abdominal pain, paralysis of limbs, weakness, blue lines on gums and may worsen heart disease. Consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487. ...Read more

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Can the body rid itself of lead after lead exposure?

Witgh difficulty: It has been shown in animal experiments that a supplement of vitamin b1 enables the animal to excrete lead. This has not been done in human experiments but it carries wifh it no danger. The common medicine for this is edta. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if lead exposure has an effect on fertility?

Yes: Lead exposure can indeed harm the male and female reproductive systems. Infertility, premature births/miscarriages are associated. It is unclear what lead levels affect-how long of exposure is dangerous and how to prove causation. ...Read more

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Can the body rid itself of lead, or does all lead exposure lead to accumulation?

With megdoses Vit C: If course, if i had plumbism i'd stay out of the sun, i'd rid my self of the exposure, and i'd go for chelation therapy, immediately. ...Read more