What is lead poisoning?
What age can lead most affect you?
How do you know you have lead poisoning?
Signs and symptoms of lead poisoning include:
- Fatigue, lethargy, or sometimes hyperactivity
- Weight loss
- Bluish line along the gums (Burton’s line). This is less common in children.
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Nausea, abdominal pain
- Poor appetite
- Reduced cognitive abilities
- Reproductive problems
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.