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What are the symptoms of acute heavy metal poisoning?

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This happens if you get a high dose at one time, like in a chemical accident in a factory or after a child swallows a toy made with lead. Symptoms usually come on quickly and you may:

Acute poisoning is an emergency. Call your doctor or local poison control center right away. The national Poison Help Line is 800-222-1222.

  • Feel confused
  • Go numb
  • Feel sick and throw up
  • Pass out

From: What Is Heavy Metal Poisoning? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Oregon Public Health, Division Environmental Public Health: “Heavy metals and your

health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention.”

Consumer Reports: “Be Wary of Bogus Supplements for Lead Poisoning.”

FDA: “Questions and Answers on Unapproved Chelation Products.”

Medscape: “Heavy Metal Toxicity.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

UpToDate: “Lead Poisoning (The Basics).”

Poison Control, National Capital Poison Center: “Chelation: Therapy or ‘Therapy’?”

Environmental Protection Agency: “Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Oregon Public Health, Division Environmental Public Health: “Heavy metals and your

health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention.”

Consumer Reports: “Be Wary of Bogus Supplements for Lead Poisoning.”

FDA: “Questions and Answers on Unapproved Chelation Products.”

Medscape: “Heavy Metal Toxicity.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

UpToDate: “Lead Poisoning (The Basics).”

Poison Control, National Capital Poison Center: “Chelation: Therapy or ‘Therapy’?”

Environmental Protection Agency: “Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 09, 2018

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