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Risk 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 ...Read more
Accidentally packed holiday towels in a tote with Christmas lights in there. Are towels safe to use after washing or is there risk of lead exposure?
You're fine: Your lead absorption via skin is going to be negligible in any case. Stop worrying. ...Read more
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
Yes: When ever anyone seems to have add it is important to rule out medical reasons including toxins such as lead. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Soil & dust: Most lead exposure comes from contaminated soil (old mining sites, etc.) and from accidentally eating or breathing lead dust. Lead-based paint in an older home is mostly concerning if it is chipping or flaking, and exposure is worse for children than adults. If you are worried, a home inspector can test lead levels in the property, and your doctor can test you or your child's blood levels. ...Read more
Any: Depends on where it is deposited. In kids it stops normal development. But it also affects the nervous system. It is a very bad poison. ...Read more
See below: Lead-based paints were banned in 1978, therefore houses built prior probably are at risk. Risks for lead poisoning is focused on brain damage. Taking action for a blood lead level is somewhat controversial: if greater than 10 micrograms/dl for cdc standards-others feel IQ points are compromised at 5 to 7.5 or above. Bottom line-avoidance. See your pediatrician for your 8 yr old's exposure. ...Read more
Unlikely: Lead build up in the blood is usually associated with ongoing exposures in a child's home. If you are concerned, talk with your child's pediatrician, since lead levels in the blood can be measured by a simple blood test. ...Read more
Start with this link: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487Get a more detailed answer ›
Not likely: Dishes used for eating should never contain lead. Do not trust those imported, and avoid those labeled not for food use. You can get swabs to test surface lead (wet and they change color) in home depot, etc; the lead is often in the glaze rather than the clay, so even intact dishes with lead will not be safe. If you bought them in the us, it is unlikely they contain lead; if in doubt, get new. ...Read more
I had high lead exposure 3 months ago and fear lead poisoning. Is any damage after 3 months irreparaible?
LEAD EXPOSURE....: Make appointment with your doctor. It is easy to diagnose by a simple blood test. If blood level is high, there is treatment called chelation therapy to remove the lead from your system. Also find out the source of exposure, and avoid further exposure. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about lead exposure from the PVC in household products such as electrical cords and artificial xmas trees?
Don't worry: Unless you actually eat lead, which is why kids get lead poisoning in older houses (the lead paint chips are sweet!), you are unlikely to encounter any problems. Stop being concerned and have a merry christmas. ...Read more
Can you get lead exposure from touching keys (with lead) and then putting your fingers in your nose (picking your nose)?
No: Dose fortunately is way to small, don't worry. ...Read more
Lead poisoning: Yes with proper treatment with a chelating agent like EDTA ...Read more
Not certain: In the mid-2000s it was suggested Nitric Oxide exposure may reduce male fertility; paradoxically, at the same time mouse studies suggested Nitric Oxide might enhance or prolong female fertility! There are several small studies published in mid-level medical journals. To my knowledge no conclusive studies of either question have been done, and there is no 'expert consensus.'. ...Read more
Steady state: The body stores minerals including lead. If there has been chronic exposure, there may be significant stores that maintain blood levels for long intervals. In acute exposure, the level may peak high then rapidly come down as the body clears the lead. In severe cases special chelation agents may need to be used to protect against severe damage. ...Read more