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What is lead poisoning in children link to soil?

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

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


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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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The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning can get deposited in the brain of a growing child. It can lead to adhd, limited mental retardation, and developmental delay. It may cause learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Why does lead poisoning be a problem for childrent?

Children more vulner: Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning but anyone can be affected by lead toxicity. Since infants & toddlers often mouth objects & may eat strange material, they can acquire lead from painted surfaces. Once in the system, the lead can travel to blood, producing an anemia &settle in the developing brain. The build up within the brain can have profound effects., . ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lead poisoning seen in children?

Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Well visit: This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Yes: Lead testing is a routine part of well child follow ups by pediatricians and family practioners. ...Read more

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Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Confusing question: Screening tests that indirectly assess lead exposure are part of routine health care for infants. Direct testing for lead is required by medicaid in infants and toddlers. When or if parents are actually taking their kids in for these visits varies within various cultural or family situations. Low level exposure seldom produces clinical symptoms, high level exposure will produce symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about long term effects of lead poisoning?

Maybe: If there was indeed lead poisoning and chelatin was done to get it out. Ten no. If the poisoning was chronic it can affect cognition long term. I would suggest acupuncture and chinese medicine as it is very helpful and can help the body recover in many ways.. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

Multiple: The three major systems affected by lead are - the brain, gastrointestinal and hemopoesis (bone marrow and peripheral blood). Bones is another body tissue that can be affected. Brain damage will be manifested with mental retardation of different degree. Gastrointestinal - constipation, if acutely poisoned, vomiting, pain. Blood - anemia. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question.. Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but I believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome. Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more

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What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

Brain development: Impaired brain development and mental retardation, behavioral problems, seizures are among the long term effects. For more information you may wish to consult the website listed below.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...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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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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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

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Could I have lead poisoning if I like to shoot at the shooting range?

Unlikely: I think it's unlikely unless you are holding lead bullets or shot in your mouth or are eating meat with lead shot still present. ...Read more

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I'm worried about lead poisoning. What are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Not Much early on: I'm not sure if you are asking about yourself or your young child. The symptoms are fatigue, poor concentration, nausea, muscle aches, and seizures at high levels. Get your family tested asap. Treatments vary according to levels, but the emerging thinking is that the only safe level of lead is zero. ...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 the tests for baby lead poisoning?

Blood test: A simple blood test that can be done by a finger stick. ...Read more

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Why nobody gets lead poisoning from pencils?

Why nobody gets lead poisoning from pencils?

Not lead: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. ...Read more

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How can I cure lead poisoning in old people?

1st stop exposure: In addition to stopping the exposure, there are treatments such as chelating agents that can help. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy linked together with lead poisoning?

No: While lead poisoning can cause neurological symptoms, classic narcolepsy is due to the loss of certain brain cells which control the sleep-wake cycle. ...Read more

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How can I help my toddler if he has lead poisoning?

? poisoning?: Almost all of us will have evidence of lead exposure, since it exists in several forms in the environment. Labs generally won't report a level less than 2, since it is so minor and present screening tells us to look into levels over 7, although it was over 10 not to long ago. Eliminating random household exposures is the approach. For levels over 30-40 meds to remove the lead may be used. ...Read more

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Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning is much more common in toddlers who can move around at get a peeling paint surfaces. But babies can be exposed. The most likely symptoms would be severe lethargy, loss of alertness or interest in eating. Vomiting can occur. ...Read more

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What could my IQ be if I didn't have lead poisoning?

What could my IQ be if I didn't have lead poisoning?

Cognitive impact: Depends on age of onset, duration & blood levels. 5 μg/dl is evidence of lead exposure that needs attention. 45 μg/dl or > warrants chelation. Both parents' IQ's contribute 25% of cognitive potential; prenatal exposure to alcohol tobacco &/or drugs & environmental factors like poverty, diet & low parental involvement contribute, also. A low blood level, 5-10 μg/dl, decreases IQ by 3.9 points. ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than six years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect their ...Read more