How lead affects the body - No3
The third of five episodes in the Lead Story series, Richard Trudgen discusses how lead poisoning affects the body. It talks about how lead dust and residue can be inhaled or ingested and then carried by the blood through the whole body, damaging sight, hearing, speech, muscles & reproductive organs. This series looks specifically at damage to kidney and brain function. Changes in behaviours are also discussed, such as insomnia, being angry/violent, headaches & memory loss. Also advises that people can get blood tests at the health clinic to see the lead levels in their body.