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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Lead Poisoning In Children

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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.

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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.

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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.

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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., .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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, .

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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