Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment Home Care warning signs Prevention Outlook Underlying Cause
Plumbism Underlying Cause
Causes of lead poisoning include:
- Ingestion of old paint:
- Paint made prior to 1978 contains lead.
- Exposure to the dust from old paint
- Occupational exposure to lead:
- Furniture refinishing
- Stained glass work
PubMed Plumbism References
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- Chan GM, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS. Get the lead out. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Nov;44(5):551-2. 
- Frith D, Yeung K, Thrush S, Hunt BJ, Hubbard JG. Lead poisoning--a differential diagnosis for abdominal pain. Lancet. 2005 Dec 17;366(9503):2146. 
- Hirata M, Kosaka H, Yoshida T. A study on the effect of lead on event-related potentials among lead-exposed workers. Ind Health. 2004 Oct;42(4):431-4.