Lead poisoning symptoms, sources, interactions in the body and
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Lead Poisoning Sources:
- Dolomite, soil, pewter ware, pesticides, make up and hair
- Paint pigments, ceramics, stained glass and crystal glass
- Home and business water pipes, drains, and soldering
- Batteries, cable coverings, plumbing, ammunition, and fuel
- Other sources include; PVC plastics, x-ray
shielding, newsprint and pencils.
Synergistic for Lead Poisoning Uptake/Retention:
- Calcium, iron, zinc, and phosphate deficiencies increase
- Children and infants have 40% higher absorption.
Antagonistic for Lead Poisoning Uptake/Retention:
- Calcium, zinc, and phytate decrease absorption.
- Adequate selenium.
Lead Poisoning Physiological Interactions:
- Lead binds to hemoglobin, deposits in bone, aorta, kidney tubules, brain,
adrenal, thyroid, liver.
- Inhibits heme (iron) synthesis, may depress mitochondrial respiratory chain
(energy production inside your cells).
- ATP-ases (cellular energy) also affected.
Lead Poisoning Symptoms of Excessive Exposure:
- Microcytic anemia, glycosuria, cognitive dysfunction, anorexia, metallic
taste, insomnia, reticulocytosis.
- Target organs include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, and thyroid
LEAD POISONING SOURCES
• Leaded gasoline/car fumes
• Manufacturing of batteries, metal products, paints, ceramic glazes
• Tobacco smoke
• Glass making
• Manufacturing of fireworks
HOUSEHOLD LEAD POISONING SOURCES
- Contaminated vegetables
- Paint (often in older homes)
- Making of pottery and stained glass
- Fishing sinkers
- Refinishing furniture
- Children’s toys
- Electrical wiring
- Hair color
- Water from lead pipes
MEDICAL LEAD POISONING SOURCES
Lead Poisoning Tests:
This is not an all-encompassing metal poisoning list. There are other sources of
metal exposure not listed herein.
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