Increased levels of lead to the human body can poison our organs and tissues. Although anyone can get lead poisoning, children are at a higher risk because they are more likely to put lead-contaminated toys or paint chips in their mouths. Lead poisoning is rarely caused by one instance; it is usually a gradual, month-by-month process. Exposure to lead can affect a child’s developing brain or growing body. 

Some of the most common symptoms of lead poisoning in children are:

  • Stomachaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mental Slowness/Loss of IQ Points
  • Lack of concentration

Some ways to protect children from lead exposure is to upgrade old plumbing, wash your kids’ hands and toys frequently, mop and wipe dusty surfaces, and provide a diet with foods that are high in iron and calcium.

If you or someone you love is showing symptoms of lead poisoning, it is important to consult a doctor to receive a blood test. If you believe the lead exposure was caused by negligence, it would be advisable to contact an experienced NJ personal injury attorney. Please contact Manfred Ricciardelli at 973-285-1100 for a free consultation.

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Lead can truly cause fatal effects to health. I've known someone who has a child suffering from lead poisoning. I pity for the child and his parents. I think parents should really need to be aware of this thing so that they will know how to prevent this.
by Scott Alexander July 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
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