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If you suspect you may have lead paint in your house, get advice on safe removal from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at 800-RID-LEAD or the National Information Center at 800-LEAD-FYI. Another excellent source of information is the Nation...[read article]

Tests for Lead Poisoning

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Lead levels are measured in the body by a blood test. When there is a high level of lead in the body, lead poisoning occurs. Children and adults who have been expos...  More
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Lead levels are measured in the body by a blood test. When there is a high level of lead in the body, lead poisoning occurs. Children and adults who have been expos...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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Lead levels are measured in the body by a blood test. When there is a high level of lead in the body, lead poisoning occurs. Children and adults who have been expos...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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Medical Procedures for Lead Poisoning

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Pumping Stomach Out
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Bowel Irrigation
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EDTA chelation became well known during the 1950s when it was proposed as a method to cleanse the blood and blood vessel walls of toxins and minerals. The technique...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Lead Poisoning

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PENICILLAMINE (pen uh SIL uh meen) binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to tre...  More
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DIMERCAPROL (dahy mer KAP rawl) binds with heavy metals in the body. It is used to treat arsenic, mercury, gold, and lead poisoning.  More
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CALCIUM EDTA (KAL see um) binds with heavy metals in the body. It is used to treat lead poisoning.  More
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Self Care for Lead Poisoning

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Avoid Prolonged Chemical Exposure
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Herbs and Supplements for Lead Poisoning What's this?

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Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron is also an essential cofactor in the synthesis...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Lead Poisoning What's this?

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EDTA chelation became well known during the 1950s when it was proposed as a method to cleanse the blood and blood vessel walls of toxins and minerals. The technique...  More
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