/What is the treatment?

Some doctors stress the importance of a sensible diet to aid in the reduction of lead in the body.

Most doctors familiar with lead poisoning prescribe chelation therapy if blood lead levels become excessively high, to help extract lead from the soft tissue and flush it from the body.

Chelation therapy uses agents to bind to lead stored in the bones and organs. The agent and bound lead are disposed of through normal elimination. Consult your doctor for further information and methods of treatment.