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Last month I got a blood test to see if I had lead poisoning.

I did.


Normal is 3.5. I had 13.4.

Today I was 11.6.

Ross happy.




  1. mlaiuppa on September 19, 2023 at 3:16 am

    It went down almost 2 points in a month. That is great progress.

    4 months to go.

  2. June on September 19, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Are you taking medication to help remove it from your system? Chelation therapy can help remove it. If it stays in your blood too long it will make its way into your bones and teeth. It looks like yours is going down but still high. Take care.

  3. Sandra D Lee on September 19, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    So glad the lead level is lessening!

    Usually IV chelating agents are used if levels are greater than 45. Oral chelation can be used if levels are in the 25-45 range. Mayo Clinic uses those guides. (I’m retired from Mayo Clinic.)

    Did you have lead checked before the 13.4 level? Your levels could have been very high previously.

    Do you wear a respirator when doing these lead paint removal tasks??

    High potency Vitamin C & B vitamins can also help. Also calcium, phosphorous, Iron & magnesium.

    Did you have other blood tests for kidney &, liver function; anemia?

    Anyway, I am thrilled you are moving in a good direction!

    • Ross on September 19, 2023 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Sandra. Yes, my lead levels are high enough (whew!) to warrant chelating agents.

      • Sandra D Lee on September 22, 2023 at 3:35 am

        Do you need to take the oral chelation? Have you already done the chelation?

        I think you are moving in the right direction.

        However, it would help to get boosts of good nutrition and perhaps a good multivitamin and the specific vitamins are very helpful.

        Please take care. Please take care of your body. You are so important and it’s imperative that you take good care of yourself.. I am so glad your lead levels are coming down.

        • Ross on September 22, 2023 at 11:28 pm

          Sandra! The doctors don’t think I need to take oral chelation. My number isn’t high enough.

  4. Cindy Belanger on September 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I’m glad your lead level is improving. I’m sure your fashionable Tyvek suit has helped. Keep up the good work and the downward spiral on the lead.

  5. Karen Spencer on September 19, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Such good news! All those vitamins above sound helpful too.

    Keep on keepin’ on. Soon you will be unleaded.

    You are loved!

  6. Barb Sanford on September 20, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    This is the best news I’ve heard all day! Really thrilled for you.

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