What are adult exposures and symptoms of lead poisoning?
How are adults exposed to lead?
Adult lead poisoning commonly occurs in the workplace. Workers may breathe lead dust and fumes or swallow lead dust while eating, drinking or smoking on-the job. Adults can also be exposed to lead during certain hobbies (e.g. making ceramics, target shooting, etc.) where lead is used.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning in adults?
People with high levels of lead in their bodies may not seem sick. The symptoms that occur are very general and can happen for many reasons. Overexposure to lead can cause serious damage even if the person has no symptoms. A blood test for lead is the only way to find out if an adult has lead poisoning. Some common symptoms of lead poisoning in adults are: