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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Lead poisoning happens when you have dangerous levels of lead in your blood. It commonly happens from the accidental inhalation or ingestion of items that contain lead. Lead is found in paint, batteries, and gasoline fumes. Lead is easily absorbed and can cause nervous system damage.
Follow up with your primary healthcare provider as directed:
You may need to return for more tests. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Reduce the risk of lead exposure:
Local health departments can help you find resources to identify and reduce lead in your home or in your community. Ask your primary healthcare provider for more information.
For more information:
- National Lead Information Center
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester , NY 14620
Phone: 1- 800 - 424
Web Address: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead
Contact your primary healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever.
- Your symptoms get worse, or do not go away.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Return to the emergency department if:
- You have been sleeping more, or have more difficulty than normal waking up.
- You have a seizure.
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