/What are the symptoms?

Symptoms in children and adults are generally not the same. Table 1 is a comparison of lead poisoning symptoms as seen in children and adults. Many adults and children may not have any noticeable symptoms of lead poisoning.

Table 1. Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Children Adults
Anemia Anemia
Abdominal pain Abdominal pain
Constipation Depression
Decreased appetite Fatigue
Diarrhea Gout
Learning problems Heart failure
Lowered IQ High blood pressure
Sleeplessness Kidney failure
Tiredness Reproductive problems
Vomiting Wrist or foot weakness