What do I need to know about lead poisoning if I am pregnant?

Simple blood test. There is a simple blood test that you can do to measure your blood lead levels.
Lead. Lead is a very toxic metal especially if you got exposed in pregnancy. Even small amounts of the metal have been reported to be with health effects. It crosses the placenta and can affect the fetus as well. The effect is mainly in the nervous system. They intellectual development may be affected in low dose exposure. Heavy exposure can lead to coma.