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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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology|
|Last Revised||June 5, 2012|
Last Revised: June 5, 2012
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