Only if the blood lead level is above 45 is treatment considered to be necessary. So-called chelating agents which bind to lead and promote the excretion of lead from the body are used.The oral agent is called DMSA and there is another medicine called EDTA.These medicines must only be used if necessary and must be prescribed by an experienced paediatrician. For slightly raised blood lead levels increasing the child's intake of calcium and iron is very helpful.
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