Lead Poisoning

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Glossary

Lead poisoning: Damage to the brain, nerves, red blood cells, or digestive system because of ingestion of lead.

Convulsion: A sudden attack usually characterized by loss of consciousness and sustained or rhythmic contractions of some or all voluntary muscles. Convulsions are most often a manifestation of a seizure disorder (epilepsy).

Encephalopathy: Damage to brain tissue.

Malaise: The vague feeling of illness or discomfort.

Ataxia: Failure of muscle coordination.

Tremors: Involuntary trembling.

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Liza72

You can actually test your home for lead pretty easily with these: http://www.leadcheck.com They turn pinkish if there's lead present. While you should also get your kids' blood tested, this is a quick and easy way of knowing where there's lead.

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