How Do You Know if You Have Lead Poisoning?
October 30, 2007
With the recent media coverage about numerous lead tainted toys and other products, it would serve you well to get acquainted with some of the most common symptoms of lead poisoning, so you can put a stop to the damage as soon as possible.
Signs and symptoms of lead poisoning include:
Fatigue, lethargy, or sometimes hyperactivity
Bluish line along the gums (Burton’s line). This is less common in children.
Metallic taste in your mouth
Nausea, abdominal pain
Reduced cognitive abilities
Although many of these symptoms could be indicative of a number of health problems, don‘t hesitate to see your doctor if you have a number of these symptoms and think you may have been exposed to unsafe levels of lead.