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How exactly is lead poisoning first discovered?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood test

Elevated lead levels can be detected by a blood test.
As a pediatrician, i normally check at risk children at 9 months (when they start crawling) and at 2 years of age; this is done at their check-ups. Lead poisoning can lead to severe neurological problems, so if you suspect a problem, check with your doctor asap.

In brief: Blood test

Elevated lead levels can be detected by a blood test.
As a pediatrician, i normally check at risk children at 9 months (when they start crawling) and at 2 years of age; this is done at their check-ups. Lead poisoning can lead to severe neurological problems, so if you suspect a problem, check with your doctor asap.
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