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Lead Poisoning in Children.

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By MITCHELL H. S.. , M.D. (Canad. Med. Assoc. Jr.. , 1932; , xxvi:, 546.-549.)


Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1555. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1555_1
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Lead poisoning in children exhibits certain peculiarities which require emphasis. Unlike the usual occupational hazards of adults, the exposure is more subtle. The juvenile system reacts more severely to a much smaller exposure, and the manifestations of intoxication are different. Except in rare instances of food-poisoning, lead is usually acquired as a manifestation of pica. Lead painted chairs, toys, and cribs [also porch railings, Editor] usually furnish the source. Such objects may be found to be devoid of paint in the areas which can be reached by the mouth. Children with lead poisoning are usually more or less irritable, but

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