You can know if your child has sustained lead poisoning through a blood test. While your child may have symptoms of lead poisoning, only a blood test can provide a definitive answer.To determine whether your child has lead poisoning, a healthcare provider will need to get a sample of your child’s blood and send it to a laboratory.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
While a blood test is the most accurate way to determine whether your child has lead poisoning, you should be on the lookout for symptoms of lead poisoning, which include:
- muscle weakness;
- abdominal pain;
- nausea or vomiting;
- extreme fatigue; and
- constipation or diarrhea.
Sources of Lead PoisoningSome of the sources of lead poisoning come from toys or from the inside a home or building. Lead paint was used on many toys, furniture and house paint decades ago. If it the paint hasn’t been removed or if a child is in possession of an older toy, they may be exposed.Items imported from other countries can contain lead in anything from jewelry to electronics. Certain types of hobbies require materials that can expose a child to lead poisoning, such as target shooting or working with stained glass.Contact a Chicago dangerous child product attorney if your child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning and you believe it is the result of a dangerous child product.A Chicago dangerous child product attorney can investigate the item or material in question to determine if it is the cause of your child’s lead poisoning, and then determine who may be held liable for your child’s injuries.
Contacting a Chicago Dangerous Child Product Attorney
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