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    Lead in blood

    Lead in blood determination (EDTA)

    To determine if lead poisoning is possible.

    Non-professional exposure: 0.724 micromol/LFor
    professional exposure, the following value at the end of the exposure period is accepted as the maximum permissible: 0.724 micromol/L (sexually mature females) 1.93 micromol/L (adult males).

    Lead can be hazardous to health if lead levels in the body rise above a certain level. This can happen in two ways: suddenly (acute) or insidiously (chronic).
    Acute lead poisoning occurs through exposure to high concentrations of lead fumes or through ingestion of chemicals containing high levels of lead. Chronic lead poisoning occurs as a result of continuous and prolonged inhalation and/or ingestion of lead (dust). This prolonged or repeated exposure affects the bone marrow (anemia), nervous system and kidneys.

    In acute lead poisoning, there are complaints and symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract (constipation, poor appetite, abdominal pain or colic) and the brain (central nervous system confusion).
    In chronic lead poisoning, there are complaints and symptoms of the bone marrow, the gastrointestinal tract, the brain and nerves elsewhere in the body (central and peripheral nervous system), the kidneys and/or there is influence on reproduction.

    The production of red blood cells is disturbed with lead in blood values higher than 300 μg/L blood.
    With values above 400 μg/L blood, reduction of muscle strength can occur and the functioning of the kidneys is disturbed. Even higher values can cause serious nerve disorders with paralysis ('dropping hand') and sensory disorders. High levels of lead in the blood are known to increase blood pressure. Damage to the brain can cause seizures and attacks of unconsciousness.

    Lead is harmful to reproduction in both men and women. Lead is harmful to development. The developing nervous system of the unborn and young child is especially sensitive to lead. Babies whose mothers have been exposed to lead during pregnancy may have mental and physical retardation. Studies of children exposed to lead show that even low levels of lead can lead to lower intelligence (IQ), learning disabilities, behavioral problems and kidney damage.

    To remove lead from the body, certain chemicals can be used that will bond with the lead in the blood and then be excreted with the urine (chelation therapy).


    Lead is a heavy metal used in many industries, such as glass, in the manufacture of batteries, batteries and solder, in the paint industry, building materials and in alloys.
    High exposure to lead can also occur in lead smelters and refineries, in battery production, machining and welding of steel, in the construction industry, rubber and plastics industries, printing plants, shooting ranges, in repairing radiators and other work involving soldering with lead.

    Products that may contain lead are batteries, roofing, crystal glass, red paint, paint drier, ammunition solder, radiation protection, applications as a nondecomposable substance or as an alloy in sound insulation, cable sheathing, organ pipes, fuses, etc., applications as a decomposable substance (compound) in cotton printing, wood preservation, cosmetics (hair dye), disinfectant, enamel, glaze, semiconductors, catalyst in polymerization of polyurethane, ceramics, sealants, dye for hair, matches, pigment/dye.

    Lead can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
    A health-damaging concentration of airborne particles of lead can be reached rapidly when atomized, especially from powdered lead compounds.


    Lead exposure is widespread in industrialized countries. In the Netherlands, it probably concerns several thousand workers. Occupational diseases caused by lead poisoning are rarely reported (anymore).


    User reviews 5 / 5Reviews:(1)

    • CB By Clémentine Budischowsky - 09-01-2021 18:49

      5 / 5

      How do I know if I am exposed to lead through ingestion or inhalation. For example, water from the tap?

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