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Lead Toxicity

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 1, 2006
  • 00:47 AM

I have received results from a hair analysis showing the reference range for lead to be <= 0.700 (mcg/g) and my level is 16.103

I cannot find anything on the internet that explains the results.....blood tests are talked about and they use different measurements. I'm trying to decifer the seriousness of the Lead level. There are sites that discuss 5 levels of toxicity with different treatment plans, but only with measurements of blood tests and ppb or dl.

Anyone have any info or source that could help me out?

thanks,
Cindy

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  • The only sure way to find your lead level is blood led level test. No too expensive and covered by most insurance. Once you have the level the doctor will guide you or log on to OSHA lead level guidelines.
    maggie01 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your hair lead concentration is alerting. You should get your blood tested for lead level, red blood cell analysis and the d-ALA-activity as well as urine screening for porhyric pigments and proteins.The source of poisoning shold be identified and appropriate therapy started.
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  • http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/beethoven/hair/hairtestpc.htmlBeethoven's hair had 60 ppm and he was quite ill. I personally had 40 ppm 7 years ago. Like any posion some people are more sensitive.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 01:00 AM
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