For the past five-or-so years, lead contamination has been a huge public health topic in the United States, due in large part to the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Testing vulnerable populations, such as children and pregnant women, has always been a priority in the prevention or management of lead poisoning. In 2006, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force determined there was "insufficient evidence" for screening asymptomatic children at increased risk for elevated blood lead levels and recommended against routine screening for asymptomatic pregnant women and children aged 1 to 5 years at average risk. In an updated review, published Tuesday in the journal JAMA, the task force sought to "synthesize evidence" on the health effects of screening, testing and treating elevated blood levels in pregnant women and children five and younger. But it didn't turn out as conclusively as they hoped. RELATED READ: Pa. exposing children to lead-contaminated drinking water in … [Read more...] about Experts find insufficient evidence to screen young children, pregnant women for lead without symptoms
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Army Thought He Was Faking His Health Issues. Turns Out He Had Chronic Lead Poisoning. Advertisement Supported by At War ByPatricia Kime April 3, 2019 At age 30, Stephen Hopkins was back in the Army for a second time. After serving as an enlisted soldier from 1991 to 1995, he returned as an officer in 2000. He was a man who routinely maxed fitness tests and endured physical hardship while deployed to rural locales in Afghanistan. Selected for Special Forces training, Hopkins tackled the demanding courses with gusto, later returning to combat for a total of seven deployments. He had a job he loved and excelled at, and his star was ascending. But in 2005, Hopkins began experiencing wild swings in blood pressure. And he had other symptoms: crippling nausea, constant dizziness, a skyrocketing heart rate. He was given … [Read more...] about The Army Thought He Was Faking His Health Issues. Turns Out He Had Chronic Lead Poisoning.
Monday, March 25, 2019 by: Tracey Watson Tags: badhealth, badpollution, brain health, child health, children, environment, Heavy metals, Lead, lead exposure, lead poisoning, mental health, Mental illness, mind body science, parenting, personality disorders, psychiatry, research, toxic chemicals, toxins (Natural News) The 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, raised national awareness of the effects of lead exposure on children. After municipal officials decided as a cost saving measure to switch the city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River, residents immediately started complaining about the discolored and foul-smelling water. Nonetheless, it took scientists more than a year to get around to analyzing the water, at which point they discovered that it was heavily contaminated with lead and other heavy metals. The problem was swept under the rug for some time, and by the time government officials started doing something about it, thousands of children … [Read more...] about Children exposed to lead have a SIGNIFICANTLY increased risk of mental illness – are we witnessing a lead-poisoned society going insane?
The sculptor, Gillian Genser, had been using blue mussel shells in her sculptures for the past 15 years, and, as a result, unknowingly poisoning herself. (iStock) When a sculptor in Toronto started feeling ill in 2013, she had no idea that her art was the reason why. The sculptor, Gillian Genser, had been using blue mussel shells in her sculptures for the past 15 years, and, as a result, unknowingly poisoning herself. The culprit? Heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, found in the mussel shells. In a moving personal essay published Nov. 28 in Toronto Life, Genser described the onset of her symptoms — which began with agitation, headaches and vomiting, and later progressed to symptoms such as hearing loss in one ear and short-term memory problems. It took two years for doctors to nail down the diagnosis of heavy metal poisoning. MONTANA 6-YEAR-OLD IS STATE'S FIRST FLU DEATH OF SEASON, FAMILY SAYS Indeed, Genser wrote, it wasn't until she visited the Royal … [Read more...] about Sculptor unknowingly poisons self with own art, will ‘never fully recover’
Sunday, December 02, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: badhealth, badpollution, environment, Heavy metals, Lead, Lead contamination, lead poisoning, lead poisoning symptoms, lead toxin, Toxic Metals, toxic water, toxins (Natural News) Lead is a serious health risk. It’s a silent killer that gradually seeps into your system and threatens your health, survival, and safety from the inside. Considering how common lead is, one of the most important skills any prepper needs to develop is how to identify lead, its symptoms, and how to avoid getting sick because of it. Lead is a highly toxic metal. Unfortunately, it is also very industry-friendly, which is why it was predominantly used for a wide variety of applications until the 20th century when its hazardous nature came to light. These applications included water pipes, paint, bullets, gasoline, and even cosmetics. It is also used as a shield against radiation. As a toxin, lead slowly and gradually accumulates in the human body. Often, … [Read more...] about Here’s how you can protect yourself against possible lead contamination