Lead Poisoning

Perhaps you were one of the millions of Americans affected by the 11 lead-contamination recalls in the brief time period from February to July, 2009. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is in charge of regulating these recalls because it is their job to protect us from unreasonably dangerous products.

Lead poisoning can cause numerous medical problems for both adults and children. You should not have to worry about toxic lead being part of your child's toys or your jewelry. If you or someone you know has suffered from lead poisoning, contact the Phoenix lead poisoning lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today at 800-763-0964.

Unexpected Sources of Lead Poisoning

Recently, the majority of recalls have taken place due to lead in the paint on kids' toys. However, there are a number of other sources from which you can ingest lead, including:

  • Soil – especially near streets because lead used to be a component of gasoline
  • Houses – houses built before 1977 may be covered in lead-based paint
  • Water – drinking water may be carried in lead-lined pipes, which can break down

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Because lead is transported throughout your whole body like other metals, such as zinc, it can affect multiple parts of your body. Some signs of lead poisoning include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy

Due to the seriousness of lead poisoning, it can also lead to some grave long-term problems, such as:

  • Kidney issues
  • Nervous system damage
  • Developmental difficulties
  • Delayed growth

Contact Us

As you can see, lead poisoning is not an issue that should be taken lightly. For more information on product liability and other personal injury topics, contact the Phoenix lead poisoning attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today at 800-763-0964.

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