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Causes of Lead poisoning

List of causes of Lead poisoning

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Lead poisoning) that could possibly cause Lead poisoning includes:

  • Lead foreign objects in body

Primary Cause of Lead poisoning

The primary cause of Lead poisoning is the result:

  • at any time, from exposure to toxins, poisons, environmental, or other substances.

Lead poisoning Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Lead poisoning:

Lead poisoning: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Lead poisoning, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Lead poisoning:

Lead poisoning: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Lead poisoning: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Lead poisoning?

Article excerpts about the causes of Lead poisoning:

Lead Poisoning: NIEHS_1 (Excerpt)

Lead is all around us in paint, batteries, drinking water, and pottery and other ceramic dishes that are hand glazed. Before leaded gasoline was banned, tons of lead from engine exhaust were emitted into the air we breathe. Lead in paint has also been banned, but exposure can occur in houses that are more than 20 years old. The problem here is when the paint flakes off and small children pick it up. Of course, it goes right to the mouth and because it tastes sweet, the child looks for more. If the paint is not flaking, there is no need to remove it. For peace of mind, one can paint over the lead-based paint to reduce the chance of exposure. In 1986, the use of lead solder for plumbing was also banned. (Source: excerpt from Lead Poisoning: NIEHS_1)

Lead Poisoning: NIEHS_1 (Excerpt)

Try to determine where and how your child is being exposed to lead. Have your local health department check the lead level in your tap water, especially if your house was built before 1986. if there are small amounts of lead in your tap water, let the water run for a couple of minutes before drawing water for drinking or cooking. Do the children put jewelry or printed matter in their mouth? Are the toys and materials like crayons made in the U.S.? Some countries are not as stringent as the U.S. in regulating the lead content in consumer products. Is there an old battery or car radiator in the garage that the child sometimes plays with? Have the soil and play areas tested for lead. Eliminating the source of lead, is the most important thing you can do. (Source: excerpt from Lead Poisoning: NIEHS_1)

Medical news summaries relating to Lead poisoning:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Lead poisoning may be found in:


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