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Good nutrition may help prevent
lead poisoning. But if
the environment is highly contaminated with lead, nutrition alone will not
prevent lead poisoning.
Children absorb more lead than adults
do. But both children and adults are likely to absorb more lead if they are
fasting or do not get enough iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, or vitamin C in their diets. People who eat high-fat diets also absorb more lead.
June 5, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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