Lead (Pb)



  • Lead paint
  • Hobbies (metal sculpting, stained glass)
  • Cigarettes
  • Water passing through lead pipes

Symptoms of Toxicity:

  • Stores in bones, liver, kidney, brain
  • Better absorbed by children’s gastrointestinal tract
  • Childhood brain and nervous system damage
  • Pain, numbness
  • Kidney damage
  • Joint pain
  • Heart rhythm changes
  • Low blood count
  • High blood pressure
  • In males: decreased sperm count, testicular pain