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Nathan Goodyear

US lowers cutoff for lead poisoning in young kids | Fox News - 0 views

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    new CDC guidelines lower lead toxicity levels in children.  CDC: " there is no safe level of blood lead in children".  If no level is safe in children, what about other age groups?
Nathan Goodyear

Occupational Lead Poisoning - February 15, 1998 - American Family Physician - 0 views

  • The freely diffusible plasma fraction is distributed extensively throughout tissues, reaching highest concentrations in bone, teeth, liver, lungs, kidneys, brain and spleen
  • Inorganic lead does not undergo any metabolic transformation or digestion in the intestines, or detoxification in the liver.5
  • With chronic exposure over a long period of time, most absorbed lead ends up in bone
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  • The total bodily content of lead is called the body burden; in a steady state, about 90 percent of the body burden is bound to bone.2
  • n general, lead is excreted quite slowly from the body (with the biologic half-life estimated at 10 years). Since excretion is slow, accumulation in the body occurs easily.2
  • hronic toxicity is an insidious illness with protean manifestations.3,6 Symptoms may include arthralgias, headache, weakness, depression, loss of libido, impotence and vague gastrointestinal difficulties.
  • Late effects may include chronic renal failure, hypertension, gout and chronic encephalopathy.6
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