lead poisoning


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lead poisoning

slang Death or injury resulting from a bullet wound. Don't worry about it—if Johnny thinks he can rat us out, then he's gonna find himself with a serious case of lead poisoning. I came away from the gunfight with a bit of lead poisoning in my arm.
See also: lead, poison

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 is a statewide risk not just in Kenosha and Milwaukee, but in communities around the state.
The report that named children as a high-risk group for lead poisoning comes as the world marks the International lead poisoning prevention week of action, which runs from October 21-27.
'Regrettably five years after the Zamfara outbreak, another outbreak of severe lead poisoning was reported on April 2015 in two villages in Niger State.
She said life has never been easy for her and her family since she tested positive with high levels of the metal.Ms Shikanga said she lost her employment in 2013 after she was laid off to take care of her grandson who was also suffering from lead poisoning.
Atypical sources of childhood lead poisoning in the United States: a systematic review from 1966-2006.
Lead poisoning in children causes convulsions, encephalopathy, nervous system damage, delayed development and others problems, including death.
For more information about lead poisoning, go to pediatricnews.com and scroll down the left side to click on Physician Resources; then look for Lead Poisoning.
Coverage L Personal Liability, Exclusion 7, is for bodily injury as a result of lead poisoning. Because an insured may have inherited a home or just decided to rent out an older home, the lead liability exclusion does not apply until 31 days after the Maine Department of Human Services or a lead inspector has given notice to the insured or anyone managing the property that a lead hazard exists in the dwelling and that it needs to be removed, replaced, or securely covered up within 30 days of receipt of the notice.
Cost-cutting, shifting a water source in Flint, Michigan, corroded pipes and exposed 100,000 people to contaminated water; lead poisoning is preventable
Death from lead poisoning is slow and extremely painful.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has issued recommendations to prevent lead poisoning among children in developing nations, based on a case study of lead contamination conditions in several countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
Every year, DEC's Wildlife Health Unit (WHU) diagnoses eagles that have died from lead poisoning. Most lead-poisoned eagles in New York are found in winter and early spring, when frozen waterways cause eagles to switch from a diet of primarily fish to more scavenged mammal and bird carrion, including discarded hunter-killed deer carcasses.
It is well known that children < 7 years of age are uniquely susceptible to lead poisoning because of their constant hand-to-mouth behaviors, their immature central nervous systems, and their rapidly developing bodies (Gavaghan 2002; Lanphear et al.
An American environmentalist described lead poisoning as "an epidemic completely preventable without waiting for new technologies or treatment."