Definitions for "Lead poisoning"
When lead, most often from old, peeling paint, is ingested and damages thebody. In high doses, lead causes severe brain damage in children; in smallerdoses it can slow a child's physical growth, cause learning disabilities,and damage the kidneys.
damaging the body (specifically the brain) by absorbing lead through the skin or by swallowing.
This occurs when lead is ingested in the body and damages organs.
toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
Lead can come into the body in a number of ways: through water that goes through lead pipes, through badly canned food and through small pieces of paint. Victims of lead poisoning may get headaches, dizziness, confusion and problems seeing. They may also become slowly paralyzed, starting with the hands. In very serious cases, it can cause death.
Condition resulting from excessive levels of lead in the body. Typically, children get lead poisoning from chewing or sucking on lead paint in older homes (lead paint was banned in the 70s). Some people remain symptom-free, but others may suffer convulsions, paralysis, learning difficulties or abdominal and other pain. Some people can also develop vision loss.
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The level of lead in an individual's blood at which the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that adverse health effects are bound to occur.