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1

What is the highest risk factor in ingesting lead?

Age; younger kids put things in their mouths.

2

The most dangerous side effect of ingesting lead is ___ ____

Mental retardation

3

What are the signs of lead poisoning?

Signs more serious if greater amount ingested: headache, abdominal pain, fatigue, muscle weakness, and respiratory depression

4

How do you treat lead poisoning?

Chelating agents

5

How are these agents given?

By receiving many IM injections

6

Do not give ____ to induce vomiting

Ipecac

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