Lead Exposure Blood Test

Lead Exposure Blood Test

What is a Lead Exposure Blood Test?

Lead is a toxic metal that is naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. Lead and lead compounds have been used in manufacturing compounds such as paint, fuel, batteries and cosmetics. Some of the most common sources of lead exposure in the United States come from Lead-based paints found in older homes, drinking water and pottery or crystals used for eating.

Occupational exposure to lead in the workplace can also occur. Here are some top work activities that may put you at risk for exposure:

  •  Welding (old painted metal)
  •  Battery manufacturing and recycling
  •  Lead Soldering
  •  Indoor Firing ranges
  •  Bridge, tunnel or highway construction
  •  Home renovation


Anyone working in these industries may also expose others to lead via carrying lead dust home. Young children and unborn children of pregnant mothers are especially susceptible to secondary exposure. The dust may be ingested or inhaled.Lead can affect your body neurologically, as well as affecting major organs such as your stomach, liver, kidneys, muscles and the reproductive system. Here are some symptoms of lead exposure:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Hearing loss
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Anemia
  • Indigestion
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Miscarriage
  • Chronic exposure to lead can cause cerebral edema, coma and convulsions.


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