"Lead Exposure in Adults - A Guide for Health Care Providers" is available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 146KB, 12pg.) How Are Adults Exposed to Lead? Lead exposure occurs when lead dust or fumes are inhaled, or when lead is ingested via contaminated hands, food, water, cigarettes or clothing. Lead can harm an unborn child, so pregnant women or women likely to become pregnant should be especially careful to avoid exposure to lead. Complications. Exposure to even low levels of lead can cause damage over time, especially in children. The greatest risk is to brain development, where irreversible damage can occur.
Mar 07, 2016 · Lead Exposure Has Terrifying Effects on Grown-Ups, Too Most of the existing adult science looks at other health issues and tends to focus on . Dec 22, 2006 · We have assembled this mini-monograph on adult lead exposure to provide guidance to clinicians and public health professionals, to summarize recent thinking on lead biomarkers and their relevance to epidemiologic research, and to review two key lead-related outcomes, namely, cardiovascular and Cited by: 109.
Dec 14, 2018 · Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison. Lead poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. It occurs when lead builds up in the body. Lead is Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso.