Summary of Lead poisoning
Lead poisoning interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. Lead poisoning can also cause anemia. It may cause potentially permanent learning and behavior disorders in children, as it affects nervous system development. Symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia, irritability, and in severe cases seizures, coma, and death. Classic case scenarios of lead poisoning involve children inside an old house with paint chips.