Suffering from Underperformance in school

A ten-year-old boy is brought to his primary care physician. His parents report he has a decreased ability to pay attention and recently he is suffering from underperformance in school. They have recently moved into a house that was built prior to 1965. The primary care physician provides the boy’s parents with a diagnosis of lead poisoning.

1. Describe the mechanism by which cellular damage occurs in lead poisoning. Be sure to discuss the major body systems that can be injured by lead poisoning and the manner in which this injury occurs. Support your answer with data, facts, key terminology, specific examples, and other examples.