Lead Poisoning in Children
"Lead is an incredibly dangerous heavy metal with no known beneficial use in the body. It mimics calcium, affecting all calcium-dependent biological processes, and is known to disturb the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, and nervous systems. In children, the brain is the most sensitive target, as the blood brain barrier is less effective in children than in adults, potentially causing developmental delays even at low levels of exposure...."
Full article by ZRT laboratories here...
By far the most useful of tests for historic exposure to toxins like lead is the ICL Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA).
This is because the body will do everything in its powers to get the contaminant out of circulation as quickly as possible. The body does this by excreting the toxin via the urine and bile and, to a lesser extent via the hair, skin, nails and by sweating. What the body can not get rid of within the first few days of exposure ends up being sequestered deep in the body where it may remain for years, even decades.
I liken lead to being like rust in the chassis of your car: you can not see it or feel it but it is silently destroying your cherished vehicle. By the time you can see it the wheels are ready to fall off! The same is happening with lead in your body - or that of your child.
Using the HTMA I have been able to detect the lead in a man over 50 years old who used to load his slug gun as a teenager by holding the lead pellets in his mouth. His health history was consistent with the symptoms of chronic lead contamination.
Why lead is so bad for the brain, joints and bones