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Doctor insights on: Memory Loss Due To Lead Poisoning

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Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...Read more


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Can you get lead poisoning from any regular or artist's pencils in the u.S.?

Graphite: The "lead " in pencils is not lead, the metal.It is graphite.There is nothing toxic about graphite. ...Read more

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Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

No unless done often: Soldering is where solder is melted by a hot iron and allowed to cool, thus joining 2 pieces of metal, etc. If this is done rarely, like once in a while, it likely won't cause any side effects, even with lead, but if done often, it might cause lead poisoning as the process might cause some of the lead to be melted, if hot enough. Still, lead has a very high melting point, so it must be very hot. ...Read more

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What is lead poisoning in children link to soil?

Flaking lead paint: Soil around old houses contains flakes of house paints that used to contain lead. Children get lead poisoning by eating dirt/soil contaminated with lead. ...Read more

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Help! as artist, I possibly have lead poisoning?

Call Your Doctor: If you have serious concerns, call your doctor. Do not wait for finding answers on a website! ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more

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Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

Hard to say: There are lead testing kits that can give you a quick answer, but you'd have to have the pottery in-hand to do the test. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I be worried about lead poisoning?

Unclear question: Have been exposed to lead containing paints, usually found on old houses? Do you work with lead? Do you use utensils with lead glazing? Do you have any symptoms? At your age, unless you have obvious exposure to lead, you need not worry. ...Read more

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If I have lead poisoning, what will my dr. Do to treat me?

If I have lead poisoning, what will my dr. Do to treat me?

Look here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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Can an adult be checked for the lead poisoning from childhood?

Not likely: Lead poisoning diagnosed initially with a blood level. If exposed about acquiring as adult this will give answer. If as a child you should have been checked and if not the lead should have leached from bones and eliminated. Thr interesting thing is that when i was growing up a level of 60 ok. Now it is 6 or less. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more