Lead poisoning became less prevalent in Western countries since the 1980s due to tighter health regulations.

However, subtle lead poisoning is not uncommon. Lead can be found in old paints, car batteries, bullets, old books and newspapers, older water pipes, food cans produced in some countries with loose health regulations.

Lead toxicity may result in infertility, miscarriages, low sperm count, mood disorders, persistent fatigue, joint and muscle pain, high blood pressure, memory and concentration problems.

This test is part of the metal toxicity panel.

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