Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips Series
In today's episode we will discuss some of the common symptoms you may experience if your lead levels begin to climb.I am not a medical professional. The information in this video and in the description below came from an article (abstract) in a medical journal recommended by my Internist. You can look it up with the information I provide at the bottom of the description box. :)
* Please be aware that many of the symptoms listed below can be associated with other health problems as well. So, if you are experiencing one or more of them, that does not necessarily mean you have toxic lead levels. Please have yourself checked with blood tests to be sure.
The symptoms include but are not limited to the following:
peripheral neuropathy (I experienced this one with a level of 16)
more likely to experience frostbite
increases chances of cardiovascular disease by 55%, heart attack by 89%, and stroke by 151%
stronger risk factor for cardiovascular disease than high cholesterol
High toxicity can lead to lowered IQ, violence, impaired impulse control, hearing impairment, and even cancer.
[Menke A., Muntner P., Batuman V., Silbergold E.R., Guallar E.
"Blood Lead Below 0.48 mol/L (10mg/dL) & Mortality Among US Adults"
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Lead transferred from the food cycle into fish after fish swallow lead lures and cheap ceramic cups that have lead in them from the glaze are two examples of how people can get lead poisoning...other than eating meat from an animal who is shotgunned with lead pellets and the aforementioned things, can you think of any other ways lead can find its way into the human body?
I don't think you really talk like that but having a southern accent is good because it is slower way to speak and easier for people who's mother tongue is not English to understand. Don't be chewing on #2 pencils in the classroom ya'll. God bless you!!!
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guys, if you're waiting to get symptoms from lead exposure you're waiting too long. If you're working with lead, you need to get tested on a regular basis. How often you get tested depends on your circumstances, level of use and previous results. At a minimum you should get tested every six months (assuming that you have had good levels before and have adequate control measures). Control measures include Elimination (can you do it without lead or do you really need to be the one using it ), Substitution (can you use something other than lead), Engineering controls (can you keep the lead away from you - eg extractor fans/tables, etc), administrative controls (good housekeeping, good hygiene, don't allow food/drink there, don't smoke, clothes washing, showering, etc), PPE (appropriately fitted filtering mask, gloves, keep your hair away (hat, buns, pony tails, etc), shave your beard and mustache (obviously if you're a man), etc. Also be aware of other sources of lead in your life (smoking, work, fishing, old paint, etc)
Finally, some of the symptoms and signs (particularly some of the psychiatric ones) are either not true at all or are extremely late signs of very high levels. Don't let it get to that stage. If you're working with lead, see your family doctor (or an occupational physician) and arrange for an appropriate lead monitoring program that suits your circumstances.
I have a lead pellet from a pellet gun lodged in the palm of my right hand. It's been there since I was 14 and I'm 40 now. I want to have it removed. I'm just wondering how it could be affecting my body by it being in my hand as opposed to ingesting or breathing lead particles into my lungs
Hmmmn, i think the body may line stuff like with white blood cells and scar tissue from the inside. In attempt to segregate that from you.
Im not sure though, i read something like that somewhere on the internet and am not sure of the validity.
I have heavy lead content in my body, 20.27. I am taking cilamin 250, nuhenz and other tablets to get it out from my body. it surely lead to many symptoms such as depression, anxiety, angry nature and the most which affected me a lot is creating neuro muscular imbalance, ( i could hardly walk properly as i kept on limping)
Shrinidh Vyas: Did y get it out yet, some? I hope they checked your liver's function before- I can't detoxify since my liver is unable to detoxify, because of severe lifelong multiple stress and trauma. Nutritional Balancing Program seems to be an excellent method to detoxify and heal all, but I need assistance to carry the program out, which I didnt get yet. Cheers!
Wow! I never experienced the imbalance, but I did have a lot of neurological symptoms. I'm glad to hear you are getting treatment and I pray it works quickly and efficiently at ridding your body of this toxic material. :) Thanks for watching and for sharing!
That is a no issue. Look at Col. Jeff Cooper that man spent nearly everyday of his adult life at ranges. Even when copper jacketed bullets were just truly coming around.
Hunting will never drop enough lead on the ground to matter. Ranges should never be near certain terrain depending on use. And last time I checked lead does not come from the store. It comes from the ground. A lot of us just put it back.
And all the lead being left in nature! As I did Hunter training, all those shots were just left in the field, apparently, no concern for groundwater or even ground/grazing wild. I must call them and ask them to correct this. I just learned I have a Lead issue, don't know from where .
hmm I wonder.... but if I get a blood test I won't wonder anymore...LOL
I had a AVM(hard to explain), but maybe it was only caught because of my extra lead exposer. Like the Lead made the side affects of the AVM more noticeable?
I also thought this might of happened to TNoutdoors9 too? he got sick not long ago and he shoots from in side the house... he is better now, I think I was the only one who ask about lead poison ... no response was given!
I do hate doctors, so I don't go to them unless ... next time I'm go in I will get a blood test! kids are getting one for sure!
If you have ever saw/seen a old body shop repair guy, who looks like they are retarded/down syndrome , they aren't, it is only lead poison!
the 'old timers' use`ta use lead to fix dents/holes/dings on cars... and they breath in the fumes of melting lead! sick stuff!
+KeepingPiece2010 I will test, next time !
Tnoutdoors9 isn't sick any more, I'm not sure what happen(months ago), I know I was very worried about him @ the time and thought Lead was his problem! He appears to be in good shape now days, he just needs more videos! LOL
+robert h If you don't like going to docs, you may be able to convince the local laboratory to draw for you without a doc. I don't know. Seems to me that we should be able to ask for levels on things without paying someone $150 to write it down on a piece of paper for us. LOL! I hope everyone in your family is clear.
I don't know about TNOutdoors9. I hope he's not sick. Shooting inside could be okay with the proper measures taken for prevention. But, it's always heavier exposure than shooting outdoors. I do all my shooting inside, so that was part of my problem.
I'm sure glad the mechanics have other methods now. That's sad and scary. Yikes!
Yea, my doctors are saying my wreck may have exacerbated or accelerated stuff. I was having some of the symptoms before the wreck. I understand my stuttering has happened since the wreck, so that's off the table. Still can't get my wife to ask about lead level testing, she has to be at every doctor's appointment and doesn't want me to talk about it. You did one that I got 7 of 7 yeps, she talked about something else and I got 10 of 13 yeps, which 7 of those ten were the same thing you spoke of. I appreciate this series. Bless you and yours. :-)
+XGC Scrappy Might be worth checking into. I had that symptom...but I also have pretty extensive ulnar nerve damage so distinguishing between the two was impossible. But, I think the elevated lead levels certainly exacerbated the symptoms I already had present. It's much better now that my levels are down.
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