The Best Ways to Prevent Lead Poisoning

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Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning caused by lead in the body. The brain is the most sensitive. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, irritability, memory problems, inability to have children, and tingling in the hands and feet. It causes almost 10% of intellectual disability of otherwise unknown cause and can result in behavioral problems. Some of the effects are permanent. In severe cases anemia, seizures, coma, or death may occur.

• Cold water is less likely to have lead.
• Also, letting the tap run for a longer length may reduce lead levels.
• Get all faucets tested as lead contamination is a faucet by faucet problem.
• Showers will not cause lead poisoning as lead does not get absorbed through the skin.
• Using a lead prevention filter
• No shoe policy inside the house

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The Best Ways to Prevent Lead Poisoning
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Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.

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Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.