what is lead poising?and what is working of EDTA in it?

Asked by Anshu Chauhan | 26th Oct, 2014, 02:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning and a medical condition in humans and other vertebrates caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Chelation therapy is used as a treatment for metal poisoning. Chelation is a process by which a molecule binds with, or chelates, certain minerals that are present in the bloodstream and then removes them from the body, usually via the urinary system. So EDTA act as a chelating agent.

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 26th Oct, 2014, 08:04: PM