Lead toxicity and chelation therapy

Licia P. Schroder, Jennifer A. Tilleman, Edward M. Desimone

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Lead toxicity is a major public health concern because it can cause cognitive, behavioral, and motor problems in children. In most cases, exposure can be prevented or at least minimized and eliminated. There are four available agents used to treat lead toxicity: dimercaprol, CaNa2EDTA, succimer, and D-penicillamine. Pharmacists can play an important role in education, treatment, and monitoring of children with lead toxicity. The key to reducing the public burden of lead poisoning is prevention and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationU.S. Pharmacist
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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