Adults Also At Risk For Lead Poisoning
Adults are also at risk for lead poisoning. Some conditions affecting adults include:
- Memory and concentration problems
- Muscle and joint pain
- Difficulties during pregnancy
- Nerve disorders
- Reproductive problems (in both men and women)
- High blood pressure
- Digestive problems
The Federal Government has banned the use of lead-based paint in homes, but many homes may still contain layers of this dangerous paint if the home was built before 1978.
Because children exposed to lead paint can suffer severe injuries, including brain damage, these children and their families may be entitled to compensation.