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What are risks of lead exposure?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Lead Exposure (Definition)

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


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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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What are child dangers of lead exposure?

What are child dangers of lead exposure?

Many: Dangerously high levels of lead can cause brain swelling, hyperactivity, language disorders seizures, mental retardation. ...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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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?

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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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

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Should I be concerned about lead exposure, living parttime in a 100 year old pied a terre?

Should I be concerned about lead exposure, living parttime in a 100 year old pied a terre?

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

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How does lead exposure affect our pancreas health?

How does lead exposure affect our pancreas health?

Not the target: Your pancreas is very hard to affect, injure or poison unless you are a very heavy drinker. Lead is a neurotoxin with relatively minor affects on red blood cells. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

Frontal/parietal: Region of the brain responsible for inhibition-lending diminished iq, poor academic performance, inability to focus, and increased risk of criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does lead exposure damage, dr?

What part of the brain does lead exposure damage, dr?

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

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My 8 yr old tested positive for lead exposure, I think our house is covered with old paint?

My 8 yr old tested positive for lead exposure, I think our house is covered with old paint?

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

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Can a single low dose lead exposure harm a kid's mind?

Can a single low dose lead exposure harm a kid's mind?

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

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Ideas? What part of the brain does lead exposure damage?

Start with this link: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487

Get a more detailed answer ›
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Some dishes chipped. Used until 11wks pregnant (now 33 wks). Worried about lead exposure.

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

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I had high lead exposure 3 months ago and fear lead poisoning. Is any damage after 3 months irreparaible?

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

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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

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What are the dangers of lead paint exposure?

What are the dangers of lead paint exposure?

Anemia: Lead paint from toys, cookware glazes, peeling paint, or even collected in the dust/dirt around buildings has been shown to interfere with red blood cell production, causing anemia. ...Read more

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Could you recover from chronic exposure to lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning: Yes with proper treatment with a chelating agent like EDTA ...Read more

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Can occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

Can occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

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

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Do your blood lead levels stay consistent (regardless of when you had exposure)?

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

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