poisoned when they eat carcasses of animals shot with lead pellets. 22 Thus EP levels in conjunction with blood lead levels can suggest the time period of exposure; if blood lead levels are high but EP is still normal, this finding suggests exposure was recent. A b " Lead Information for Employers". " Lead poisoning in a historical perspective". Pearson.A.; Schonfeld,.J. Rubin's Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine (5th.). It is speculated that the painter Caravaggio and possibly Francisco Goya and Vincent Van Gogh had lead poisoning due to overexposure or carelessness when handling this colour.
Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number.
It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials.
Lead is soft and malleable, and has a relatively low melting point.
Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning caused by lead in the body.
29 In adults, blood lead levels steadily increase with increasing age. In men, when blood lead levels exceed 40 g/dL, sperm count is reduced and changes occur in volume of sperm, their motility, and their morphology. 219 Also in the 18th century, " Devonshire colic " was the name given to the symptoms suffered by people of Devon who drank cider made in presses that were lined with lead. "The Severe Gout of Emperor Charles V". 20 Chelation therapy is of limited value for cases of chronic exposure to low levels of lead.