Biomedical Waste Management, Disaster Management, Occupational Health, Genetics and Health, Mental Health
All are true about Lead Poisoning except:
|A||Greatest source is drinking water from lead pipes|
|B||Can cause Blue Line on gums|
|C||Measurement of CPU is a useful screening test|
|D||Basophilic stippling of RBCs is a sensitive parameter of hematological response|
Source of lead: Greatest source of environmental (non-occupational) lead is Gasoline/petrol/vehicular exhaust/ automobile exhaust
Mode of absorption: Lead can be absorbed by inhalation (most common), ingestion or through skin.
1. A useful screening test is Coproporphyrin in Urine (CPU)
2. A sensitive parameter of hematological response is Basophilic stippling of RBCs
3. Plumbism (lead poisoning) can cause Burtonian's line (Blue Line on gums).