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My brother's story bout lead poisoning

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2007
  • 06:49 AM

Hi everyone, My name is Adriana and my brother's name is Richard or "Bear" as everyone calls him. Anywayz, my brother is now slowly dying because of lead poisoning and no one will help him. His old job did not notify him of safety precautions and he worked with lead with only gloves (no mask or anything). We live in Canada and worker's compensation has refused him help and he's now too weak to work to support his five children and wife. I'm writing this to help pass on his story in hopes that someone will read it and be able to help him. I won't tell his story myself but will pass on the link to his myspace he devoted to what is going on and to pass the word and see if somehow, somewhere, someone might be able to help him. If everyone could please take a look at his page and give support that would be the best. I love my brother and his family to death and am just trying to find ways to pass the message along to anyone who might have suggestions. To read his story please goto www.myspace.com/richard_dubois and click on my pics to read his story and supporting medical/government documents. Thank you so much for taking your time to read this.

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  • Have you tried sueing the company? There are laws about people working with metals. Good luck to your brother
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  • Please try to get oral chelation therapy done for your brother. This is the only way I know of to help rid the body of toxic metals. Find someone who does this, or google oral chelation therapy and see if you can perhaps find an oral supplement you can buy. This is certainly worth a try, but do this asap! Progena makes a product called Detox Plus that is a toxic metal chelating agent. I am sure there are others you can try. Best wishes.DOM
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  • Please try to get oral chelation therapy done for your brother. This is the only way I know of to help rid the body of toxic metals. Find someone who does this, or google oral chelation therapy and see if you can perhaps find an oral supplement you can buy. This is certainly worth a try, but do this asap! Progena makes a product called Detox Plus that is a toxic metal chelating agent. I am sure there are others you can try. Best wishes.DOMI agree with you Acuann, I think this person can fight it with a good detox specialist.Also, he should go to the sauna everyday for 60 minutes. It should be a real sauna, not one make with particleboard or pine. The sauna melts the fats of the body so it is easier for the body to push the poisons out.Green clay (calcium bentonite), dead sea salt, and apple vinegar baths can be tried for now- they draw toxins- that's for sure, but I don't think they'll work alone.Also extra magnesium, extra selenium and lots of clean water can help.Don't lose hope.Eatafruit78/
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  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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  • What kind of lead was it? Lead contaminated dusts or metal vapors from melting, or organic lead, like tetraethyllead in lead gasoline?This is crucial for the therapy needed. Anyways a therapy should be managed, by a specialist in toxicology.You should also sue the company, it is illegal to expose workers to toxic chemicals without providing them information about poisons they are working with and appropriate protection.
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  • Chelation is appropriate treatment for lead poisoning. He can verify his lead burden with a simple blood test and a few relatively inexpensive chelation sessions can start to alleviate the problem. If you wish to add in other "detox" treatments as mentioned above as an adjunct to chelation that may be fine, but they will not remove the lead from him alone.Get your chelation from a doctor and not a detox clinic or other non-doctor supervised clinic. The reason being that chelating agents take more than just heavy metals out of your system, but also things you need to live like calcium. There are deaths every year, sometimes even in children who shouldn't be getting this treatment anyway, from hypocalcemia causing their hearts to just stop. So you need to be sure that you're getting the right chelating agent in a place where they can properly (and IMMEDIATELY) deal with any complications.With chelation lead poisoning has very good recovery potential. Good luck!
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  • Have you looked into Chlorella supplements? I seem to recall a study that said it might have some ability to remove metals from the blood stream/body.
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  • Hi! I was greatly touched by your story, as I myself am suffering from the effects of Lead-Poisoning. I never worked with lead, but was exposed to lead dust in huge amounts from an apartment renovation. I am currently close to the end of a Lawsuit against the Landlord and Contractors responsible for the negligences involved. Since I have been going through this for six years now, I am pretty well informed of the subject. First of all, Chelation will do you very little good unless you have just recently been exposed as the body mistakes Lead for Calcium and is then stored in the bones and teeth with a half-life of over 20 years. The bones and teeth carry about 90% of the lead burden. As for Chelation there are very few professionals out there who know what they are doing and can do you more harm than good, as Chelation is similar to a form of Dialysis and it takes many treatments at a great expense to remove only a small amount of the Lead Burden. My advice is to find an experienced Lawyer in Toxicology who can help your brother connect with the right Toxicologists and Neurologists who have in depth experience with Lead and its effects on the Human body. There are very few, so good luck and my Prayers are with your Brother and his family. I know first hand the toll this takes on the body and the mind.
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  • Hi! I was greatly touched by your story, as I myself am suffering from the effects of Lead-Poisoning. I never worked with lead, but was exposed to lead dust in huge amounts from an apartment renovation. I am currently close to the end of a Lawsuit against the Landlord and Contractors responsible for the negligences involved. Since I have been going through this for six years now, I am pretty well informed of the subject. First of all, Chelation will do you very little good unless you have just recently been exposed as the body mistakes Lead for Calcium and is then stored in the bones and teeth with a half-life of over 20 years. The bones and teeth carry about 90% of the lead burden. As for Chelation there are very few professionals out there who know what they are doing and can do you more harm than good, as Chelation is similar to a form of Dialysis and it takes many treatments at a great expense to remove only a small amount of the Lead Burden. My advice is to find an experienced Lawyer in Toxicology who can help your brother connect with the right Toxicologists and Neurologists who have in depth experience with Lead and its effects on the Human body. There are very few, so good luck and my Prayers are with your Brother and his family. I know first hand the toll this takes on the body and the mind.I was really touched to read this reply, as I got chelation too, and I experienced everything you wrote down: small successess compared to the troubles you have to go through, several kinds of frustrations about the knowledge of most of the doctors, need for contact with other lead poison victims because you don't find the understanding about the toll this chronic disease takes on your body and mind.
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  • I am a 32yr woman. In August of 08 I purchased my first firearm then my fettish progressed. I started to notice headaches and dizziness with or with out vomiting and nausea. Full labs were done and Lead and the lead was high(borderline). Prescribed Emitrex, Zofran. Which only put me to sleep. December rolled around and still having the same issues. Another set of labs done and Lead was off the charts. I was told to quit my second job meaning stop going to the range. Which I did in November. My PCM prescribed Antivert, which just made me sleepy. MRI was done, nothing abnormal. Given a consult to cardiology and now on a heart monitor for 21 days. I have seen ENT and he said" there is nothing wrong with your ears". He gave me a consult to Neurology, and I have a ENG test in a few weeks. My symtoms are now increasing with Tremors, fever daily, muscle spasms, memory loss, double vision, headaches on right side with tingling on right side of face, extreme dizziness, nausea, vomiting, metalic taste, dizziness and headache upon waking, exahusted, pale, feeling of being slow. It has been sinc October 08 since my last time at the Gun Range. I am starting to question my sanity, I dont think my PCM beleives me. Please someone give me some advice. Thank you.
    barragoose 1 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 02:13 PM
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  • you could try oxygen chambers through a clinic or hospital...it is the same treatment used to treat patients exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning..not sure if it is the same or it is possible in your brothers case
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    • February 2, 2009
    • 06:36 AM
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