Minnesota Lead Poisoning Lawyer
Lead poisoning occurs when there are increased levels of lead in the blood. Lead poisoning is not a very common occurrence, but when you are infected, it can cause irreversible brain damage and can even be deadly. There is no known threshold for lead levels in the blood, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and know what has the ability to harm you.
Am I at risk?
Lead poisoning can be contracted in many different ways. It is most common in children, but can also be contracted by adults. The most frequent instances of lead poisoning are in lead mine workers, as they are exposed to inhalation of high levels of lead. Ingestion of chips or dust from the deterioration of lead-based paints is very common in older homes.
Lead can also be found in the water you drink. Any plumbing fixtures or pipes that contain lead can contaminate the water that passes through them. There have also been a number of cases involving lead poisoning caused from faulty water fountains. Lead can also be found in foreign-made toys, cosmetics, and dishes.
Signs and symptoms
The most severe levels of lead poisoning can cause neurological damage, including seizures and reduced cognitive abilities. Additional symptoms:
- abdominal pain
- a metal taste in the mouth
- kidney problems
- reproductive problems
Speak with a Minnesota Lead Poisoning Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered lead poisoning, contact a Minnesota lead poisoning lawyer of TSR Injury Law by calling 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.