Most cases of adult lead poisoning now arise either as a result of occupational exposure or following the use of oral or topical traditional remedies and/or cosmetics that contain lead. Occasionally, the source of lead exposure is an individual's hobby, such as indoor rifle shooting or art restoration. In addition, pica, the repeated ingestion of non-food substances, still accounts for a number of cases of lead poisoning in children and occasionally in pregnant women. Children have also developed lead poisoning from eating, chewing or sucking imported domestic items or toys.
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Feature| August 01 2010
Lead poisoning: The use of dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)
Sally Bradberry ;
Biochem (Lond) (2010) 32 (4): 14–17.
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Sally Bradberry, Allister Vale; Lead poisoning: The use of dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). Biochem (Lond) 1 August 2010; 32 (4): 14–17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO03204014
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