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Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning: Introduction

Lead poisoning: There is a lot of discussion about lead levels in the blood and the possible damage to the nervous system including the brain, kidneys and red blood ... more about Lead poisoning.

Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lead poisoning is available below.

Symptoms of Lead poisoning

Treatments for Lead poisoning

  • Chelating medications
  • Removal of the source of the lead - to avoid further exposure
  • Removal of the source of the lead - to avoid further exposure
  • Chelation therapy if serious acute ingestion or if blood lead levels are >45mcg/dL
  • Management of encephalopathy in a critical care unit with adequate airway protection and supportive therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Lead poisoning: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Lead poisoning

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Lead poisoning may include:

  • Epsom salts in water (drink before other remedies)
  • Causticum homeopathic remedy
  • Alumina homeopathic remedy
  • Colocynth homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Diagnostic Tests for Lead poisoning

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Lead poisoning: Complications

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Causes of Lead poisoning

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Prognosis for Lead poisoning

Prognosis for Lead poisoning: A serious condition. Most dangerous to babies and children.

Research about Lead poisoning

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Clinical Trials for Lead poisoning

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Prevention of Lead poisoning

Prevention information for Lead poisoning has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Lead poisoning.

  • Clean up paint chips
  • Regular cleaning - usually special anti-lead measures.
  • Repairing damaged paint
  • Planting grass - used to cover lead-containing soil.
  • Lead abatement contractor
  • more preventions...»

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Article Excerpts about Lead poisoning

There is a lot of discussion about lead levels in the blood and the possible damage to the nervous system including the brain, kidneys and red blood cells. Lead is all around us in paint, batteries, drinking water, and pottery and other ceramic dishes that are hand glazed. (Source: excerpt from Lead Poisoning: NIEHS_1)

Definitions of Lead poisoning:

A soft, grayish metal with poisonous salts; atomic number 82, atomic weight 207.19, symbol Pb. (Dorland, 28th) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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