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Can a person exposed to lead poisoning 80 years ago get dementia from that?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: There is at least
One study that says it's possible.

In brief: There is at least
One study that says it's possible.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
according to one study.

In brief: Possible
according to one study.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
As an octogenarian, do not worry about the follies of your youth.
Now if you were 90 or 100; well, we'll talk.

In brief: No
As an octogenarian, do not worry about the follies of your youth.
Now if you were 90 or 100; well, we'll talk.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Confusing question
Are you asking if someone who had exposure to, not diagnosed with,lead toxicity 80 years ago & remained symptom free for these 80 years would suddenly have dementia from it ? I have difficulty accepting a label of dementia from that with no documentation.
We were all exposed to some environmental lead in various forms if alive before lead free paint/gas.

In brief: Confusing question
Are you asking if someone who had exposure to, not diagnosed with,lead toxicity 80 years ago & remained symptom free for these 80 years would suddenly have dementia from it ? I have difficulty accepting a label of dementia from that with no documentation.
We were all exposed to some environmental lead in various forms if alive before lead free paint/gas.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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