Special effects of lead poisoning on children



Tahar A. Soleiman

Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Elfateh University

JMJ Vol. 2, No. 2 (September 2002): 6


Toxic effects of lead are more severe in children then in adults. This is related to the toxodynamics and toxokinetics of the lead. In addition, the toxic effects are more severe on the growing-organs than on the completely matured organs. Neuropsychological development is one of the significant targets of lead toxicity. We need to evaluate the severity of this problem in our children.

Keywords: Toxodynamics, Toxokinetics, Neuropsychological development

Link/DOI: http://www.jmj.org.ly/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1228