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Dr. William Singer
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Lead Exposure (Overview)

Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or breathes in lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and cause serious health problems.


Dr. William Singer
51 doctors shared insights

Lead Exposure (Overview)

Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or breathes in lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and cause serious health problems.


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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