Thursday, January 14, 2010

Neurotoxicology: sources of lead in adults

Lead poisoning occurs due to inhaling inorganic lead salts and fumes in processes involving remelting of lead. These include painting, printing, pottery glazing, lead smelting, welding and storage battery manufacturing. Other cases have occurred in miners, foundry and garage workers especially those who soldered radiators. Aruvedic herbal remedy for arthritis is described. Moonshine whiskey was very common in one series. The presentation is colic, anemia and peripheral neuropathy. It responds somewhat to calcium salts but not morphine (colic). Organic lead poisoning occurs in those who clean gasoline storage containers with insomnia, hallucinations, delusions and irritability. Hematologic changes are not found, and its usually reversible.

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