Exposure to even the smallest amounts of lead can cause problems affecting the cardiovascular system. It does so in many ways, including increased blood pressure. If the dosage is high enough, lead can cause blood to fluctuate at an unsafe speed. As blood flows through the veins and arteries, dangerous lead molecules are transported to different parts of the body, including organs like the brain and kidneys. If treatment isn't commenced at an early stage, the organs can suffer long-lasting damage which may be irreversible. If you ingest lead, immediately contact your nearest poison control center.
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