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Question by  diva63 (56)

How do you get lead out of your body?


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Lead can be removed from the body by using something called a chelating agent. This combines with the lead and helps the body eliminate it as waste material. Dimercaptosuccinic acid is the most commonly used chelating agent. The sulfer atoms in this bonds with the lead to form a water soluable compound the body can eliminate.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

If a physician feels it is important to reduce your level of lead, chelation therapy is one way to remove lead. Chelation can be dangerous, however.

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