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Prevention of Lead poisoning

Prevention of Lead poisoning:

Methods of prevention of Lead poisoning mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various 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
  • Wash toys regularly
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Healthy diets - good diet reduces lead absorption.
  • Lead-free paint - now the normal type in the developed world.
  • Lead-free petrol

Medical news about treatments for Lead poisoning

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Clinical Trials for Lead poisoning

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Latest Treatments for Lead poisoning

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Treatments for Lead poisoning

Treatments to consider for Lead poisoning may include:

  • Chelating medications
  • Removal of the source of the lead - to avoid further exposure
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of Lead poisoning:

Lead Exposure: NWHIC (Excerpt)

In addition to day-to-day cleaning and good nutrition:

  • You can temporarily reduce lead hazards by taking actions like repairing damaged painted surfaces and planting grass to cover soil with high lead levels. These actions (called "interim controls") are not permanent solutions and will not eliminate all risks of exposure.
  • To permanently remove lead hazardous, you must hire a lead "abatement" contractor. Abatement (or permanent hazard elimination) methods include removing, sealing, or enclosing lead based paint with special materials. Just painting over the hazard with regular paint is not enough.

Always have a person with special training for correcting lead problems--someone who knows how to do this work safely and has the proper equipment to clean up thoroughly. If possible, hire a certified lead abatement contractor. Certified contractors will employ qualified workers and follow strict safety rules as set by their state or by the federal government. (Source: excerpt from Lead Exposure: NWHIC)

Lead Exposure: NWHIC (Excerpt)

If you suspect that your house has lead hazards, you can take some immediate steps to reduce your family’s risk:

  • If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling or chipping paint.

  • Clean up paint chips immediately.

  • Clean floors, window frames, window sills and other surfaces weekly. Use a mop or sponge with warm water and a general all-purpose cleaner or a cleaner made specifically for lead. REMEMBER: NEVER MIX AMMONIA AND BLEACH PRODUCTS TOGETHER SINCE THEY CAN FORM A DANGEROUS GAS.

  • Thoroughly rinse sponges and mop heads after cleaning dirty or dusty areas.

  • Wash children’s hands often, especially before they eat and before nap time and bed time.

  • Keep play areas clean. Wash bottles, pacifiers, toys, and stuffed animals regularly.

  • Keep children from chewing window sills or other painted surfaces.

  • Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tracking in lead from soil.

  • Make sure children eat nutritious, low-fat meals high in iron and calcium, such as spinach and low-fat dairy products. Children with good diets absorb less lead.

(Source: excerpt from Lead Exposure: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Lead poisoning

Information on prevention of Lead poisoning comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Lead poisoning prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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