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Adult Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is often recognized as a concern for children who mistakenly swallow objects containing high lead concentrations. However, lead poisoning is not simply a concern for children; it also afflicts many adults. For adults, lead poisoning can be harmful to the body’s nerves, heart, kidneys, and reproductive systems.

If you or someone you love has suffered from lead poisoning, contact the Jacksonville lead poisoning lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning results from inhaling or swallowing excessive amounts of lead. When ingested, the lead quickly travels to various parts of the body and causes complications, including the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability

Product and Workplace Lead Regulations

For most adults, lead poisoning occurs in the workplace. Some jobs have a higher risk of lead poisoning, including the following:

  • Painting
  • Copper production
  • Plastic and battery manufacturing
  • Automotive repair

Workplace lead restrictions are administered by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The current limit on lead in the workplace is 50 ug/dL. Lead exposure is further regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, which limits lead in some industries and has banned its use in gasoline and residential paint, among other products.

Contact Us

If you have developed health problems after being exposed to lead at home or in the workplace, you may have grounds for a legal action. Contact Jacksonville lead poisoning lawyer Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your legal options.

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