lead poisoning


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lead poisoning

n. death caused by being shot with a lead bullet. (Underworld.) He pifted because of a case of lead poisoning.
See also: lead, poison
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Lead poisoning can cause several hidden, non-specific and irreversible neurological, neurobehavioral, developmental, hematologic, renal, cardiovascular, immunological, and skeletal health problems.
At the present time, a number of policies and measures could be implemented to promote the prevention and control of childhood lead poisoning in China.
The case was also published in The New England Journal of Medicine because of it being a rare manifestation of lead poisoning.
The CDC decision to change child blood lead level standards means a greater emphasis on primary prevention is needed, said Deborah Cory-Slechta, PhD, a member of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning, who spoke at a session on the new standards at APHA's 140th Annual Meeting in October.
The study found that some parents do not realize their children's symptoms were related to lead poisoning and those who do have little resources to seek treatment.
The purpose of this report is to provide information on seasonal trends and risk factors associated with lead poisoning in eagles as it relates to big game fall hunting seasons and winter shooting of coyotes in the inland Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
In issuing its ruling, the Court stated that the California Supreme Court decision in Sinclair Paint "supports our conclusion that the [social or economic] 'burden' the lead program addresses is environmental lead contamination, rather than just childhood lead poisoning.
I'm proud to have "sponsored the legislation that strengthened New Hampshire's lead poisoning prevention laws.
By prioritizing resources appropriately to the youngest children at greatest risk of lead poisoning, more children can be protected from lead-based paint hazards when they are most at risk for this type of exposure.
Although dramatic, life-threatening cases of lead poisoning had long since become a rarity, in 1991 the illness was still of such concern that the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared it the nation's most serious environmental pediatric disease.
Many children have gotten lead poisoning from toys and jewelry like those I tested," Michelle explains.
This study evaluated the impact on childhood lead poisoning of an educational-intervention program targeted at pregnant women in St.
Contaminated spices purchased from poorly regulated sources can explain some cases of lead poisoning that involve several members of a family, say Alan D.
Lead poisoning in American children has decreased by about 86% since the late 1970s.
Hoping to prevent more California condors from dying of lead poisoning, environmental groups Thursday petitioned the state to ban lead ammunition in hunting.