Prophylactic chelation therapy in occupational lead poisoning: a review.

Abstract

Chelating agents are useful in the therapy of acute overexposure to lead. However, prophylactic use of chelating agents, particularly under conditions of continued exposure to lead can be harmful to health. Potential adverse effects include kidney damage, symptomatic lead poisoning, increased absorption of lead from the gastrointestinal tract and disruption… (More)

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