- a toxic condition produced by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption of lead or lead compounds, resulting in various dose-related symptoms including anemia, nausea, muscle weakness, confusion, blindness, and coma.
- Also called plumbism, saturnism. this condition occurring in adults whose work involves contact with lead products.
Origin of lead poisoning
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She was tapped in 2019 to lead the city’s effort to curb childhood lead poisoning.A Woman Has Never Run New York City. Can Kathryn Garcia Change That?|Charlotte Alter|May 27, 2021|Time
Many California condors died of lead poisoning after swallowing pellets or bullets lodged by hunters in the carcasses of their favorite prey, and by the late 1960s, only a few dozen birds remained.
Such is her burgeoning popularity Toomey is looking to employ more instructors to lead her highly personalized exercise classes.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There were a lot of little pieces, pieces of lead and stuff.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Big Perm worries that the lack of policing the “small fry” will lead to more crimes by “big fry.”
Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’|Rich Goldstein|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sting took over the lead role to try to draw an audience, but his thumpingly inspirational score was already the hero of the show.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
I looked round to see where our help was most wanted, and was about to lead them forward, when I heard the voice of the Alcalde.
He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The slightest yellowish-brown discoloration indicates the presence of lead.
Tests are of value in recognizing poisoning from ingestion and in detecting absorption from carbolized dressings.