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Long term low level lead exposure

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 6, 2007
  • 00:45 AM

My son is 14 years old and has an "elevated lead level" all of his life,ranging from 6 to 17 most resent. When he was 2 lead paint was found in the home we are renting and "removed". The lead was found because he presented symptoms of lead poisoning even though his level at the time was only 9. Has anyone out there presented symptoms with low level lead exposure? Doctors say it's not possible even though his symptoms disappeared when the level drop. The 17 was this year, we just found out that all of the lead was not removed. My son reads like a textbook case of lead poisoning, headaches, stomache aches, nausea, vomiting, moody, sleep problems, add, adhd etc...
Doctors have run all kinds of tests, liver enzymes are elevated and he has hyperinsulinism (455.4). They can't find any other explaination but are reluctant to say it's the lead because his levels are not high enough and he is over the age of 6. Any input will be grately appreciated.

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