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Morning Report. July 19 th 2010. Why are lead levels important?. 250,000 US children aged 1-5 years have a lead level >10. Where do I find information?. At risk. Children <6yo Rapid growth Absorption of more lead Poverty Minority groups Especially immigrants

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morning report

Morning Report

July 19th 2010

why are lead levels important
Why are lead levels important?
  • 250,000 US children aged 1-5 years have a lead level >10
at risk
At risk
  • Children <6yo
    • Rapid growth
    • Absorption of more lead
  • Poverty
  • Minority groups
    • Especially immigrants
  • Occupationally exposed parents
  • Old house
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Children with lead poisoning

often have no symptoms

  • A child can be poisoned and show

no outward signs

  • Symptoms: diarrhea, stomach cramps, lethargy, headache, clumsiness, agitation, vomiting, or seizures in some severe cases
toxic effects
Toxic Effects
  • Learning disabilities
  • Decreased growth
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impaired hearing
  • Even brain damage
testing
Testing
  • Children at ages 1 and 2 years of age
  • Children between 3 and 6 years of age if not previously tested.
  • Children or other family members who have been exposed to high levels of lead
  • Blood lead measurement
    • Not x rays
    • Not hair samples
la dept of health
LA Dept of Health
  • LCLPPP
    • Louisiana Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
    • Identifies increased levels
    • Care Coordination
    • Environmental Inspection
    • Community and Professional Education
      • Handouts, Links, Prevention Plan, etc.
treatment
Treatment
  • Involve specialists
    • Pediatrician
    • Poison control
    • AAP Executive committee
  • >45
    • Succimer
      • “rotten egg” smell, abd distress, transient rash, increased liver enzymes, neutropenia
  • >70 or allergic to succimer
    • EDTA and hospitalize