Reference Article

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning is a condition, also known as plumbism or painter's colic, caused by increased blood serum lead levels.

The symptoms of lead poisoning include neurological problems, such as reduced IQ, nausea, abdominal pain, irritability, insomnia, excess lethargy or hyperactivity, headache and, in extreme cases, seizure and coma.

There are also associated gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, poor appetite, weight loss.

Other associated affects are anemia, kidney problems, and reproductive problems.

In humans, lead toxicity often causes the formation of bluish line along the gums, which is known as the "Burtons's line."

Note: This article excerpts material from the Wikipedia article "Lead poisoning", which is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

See the following related content on ScienceDaily:


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-08-20 at 12:37 am EDT

Toddlers Mistake Laundry Detergent TidePods for Candy, Get Poisoned

Toddlers Mistake Laundry Detergent TidePods for Candy, Get Poisoned

Buzz60 (May 24, 2012) — TidePods, a new single-dose form a laundry detergent, are poisoning children around the country. The cute and colorful design is appealing to toddlers and it is being mistaken for candy. Toxicologists say they aren't sure what it is in the product that is causing the poisoning, but Gillian Pensavalle has a hunch that it's probably the laundry detergent. 
Powered by NewsLook.com
CNE Cronut Burger Stand Stays Shut as Total Ill Nears 100

CNE Cronut Burger Stand Stays Shut as Total Ill Nears 100

CBC (Aug. 22, 2013) — The company behind the headline-making cronut burger at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto is standing by its record even as officials investigate nearly 100 cases of food poisoning.
Powered by NewsLook.com
500,000 Times Each Year a Child Gets Into Medicine or Gets the Wrong Dose

500,000 Times Each Year a Child Gets Into Medicine or Gets the Wrong Dose

MultiVu (Mar. 20, 2013) — Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under.
Powered by NewsLook.com
French Tests Conclude Arafat Did Not Die of Poisoning

French Tests Conclude Arafat Did Not Die of Poisoning

Reuters (Dec. 3, 2013) — Countering a Swiss report, French forensic scientists concluded the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning. Sarah Irwin reports.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins