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What is the definition of Heavy Metal Poisoning?
Heavy metal poisoning refers to when excessive exposure to a heavy metal affects the normal function of the body. Examples of heavy metals that can cause toxicity include lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and chromium. Exposure may occur through the diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. Heavy metals can enter the body through the skin, or by inhalation or ingestion. Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time. For example, young children are more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure because they absorb more compared with adults and their brains are still developing. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain are common symptoms of acute metal ingestion. Chronic exposure may cause various symptoms resulting from damage to body organs, and may increase the risk of cancer.
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What are the alternative names for Heavy Metal Poisoning?
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Chronic heavy metal poisoning
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
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What are the latest Heavy Metal Poisoning Clinical Trials?
Evaluation of the Impact of a Personal and Domestic Hygiene Intervention on Lead Exposure in a Community Close to a Mine Dump
Summary: The study evaluates the impact of a personal and domestic hygiene intervention on exposure to lead in a community close to a mine dump. A before and after intervention study will be conducted in a selected area to determine lead exposure levels and the reduction or not after application of the intervention.
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RECLEAN Pilot Study: Reducing Lead in the Homes of Construction Workers
Summary: This is an exposure assessment pilot study tailored for families of construction workers living with a child. The investigators will compare home dust metal levels and resident's blood metal levels before and after an educational and environmental intervention. A baseline and a post intervention period assessment will be conducted with home and car lead inspections and risk assessments with collec...
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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