Lead Blood Testing in Houston
Lead poisoning can occur from many different types of exposure. This includes inhaling lead, swallowing it, or even absorbing it into your skin. Whenever you have been exposed to lead it will store itself in your bones, blood, and tissue. This lead will continue to serve as exposure in your body which can lead to many different health problems.
What Are The Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
According to the CDC:
Health effects from short-term overexposure to lead
Lead poisoning can happen if a person is exposed to very high levels of lead over a short period of time. When this happens, a person may feel:
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Memory loss
- Pain or tingling in the hands and/or feet
Because these symptoms may occur slowly or may be caused by other things, lead poisoning can be easily overlooked. Exposure to high levels of lead may cause anemia, weakness, and kidney and brain damage. Very high lead exposure can cause death.
Lead can cross the placental barrier, which means pregnant women who are exposed to lead also expose their unborn child. Lead can damage a developing baby’s nervous system. Even low-level lead exposures in developing babies have been found to affect behavior and intelligence. Lead exposure can cause miscarriage, stillbirths, and infertility (in both men and women).
Generally, lead affects children more than it does adults. Children tend to show signs of severe lead toxicity at lower levels than adults. Lead poisoning has occurred in children whose parent(s) accidentally brought home lead dust on their clothing. Neurological effects and intellectual disability have also occurred in children whose parent(s) may have job-related lead exposure.4
Health effects from prolonged exposure to lead
A person who is exposed to lead over time may feel:
- Abdominal pain
People with prolonged exposure to lead may also be at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and reduced fertility.
At Medical Mobile Services we perform lead blood tests in Houston to help determine if someone has been exposed to dangerous levels of lead. If you have reason to believe you have encountered lead poisoning, schedule your test at Medical Mobile Services today.
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Houston, TX 77036
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