Freddie Grey and Lead Poisoning

Freddie Gray

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According to the Mayo Clinic Health care section the common symptoms of lead poisoning include:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Joint Pains
  • Muscle Pains
  • Declines in Mental Functioning
  • Pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Mood disorders
  • Miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women
  • weight lose


How do you get lead poisoning?
  • Can be found in soil
  • Water
  • Household dust
  • Pottey
  • Toys
  • Makeup


Complications
  • brain damage
  • damage in kidneys and nervous system
  • seizures
  • unconsciousness
  • death
Treatments
  • Chelation therapy- medicine that binds with the lead, which then exits through your urine
  • EDTA therapy-
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Preventions
  • wash toys
  • clean surfaces
  • run cold water to clean pipes
  • dont let your children play on soil
  • eat healthy

Freddy Gray as a child grew up exposed to lead poisoning. So did other children in west Baltimore. A big problem there was a lot of lead in the air do to the peeling of lead paint in that area. Children are more likely to have lead poisoning. Low levels





Sources:
__http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/risk-factors/con-20035487__
Tomasky, Michael. "Why Freddy Gray Never Had a Chance: Lead
Poisoning Is Killing Inner-City Baltimore." N.p., n.d. Web. 3 June
2015.
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