A Toddler Chewed Lead Paint Off His Toys. This Is What Happened To His Brain.

  • Published: 11 March 2019
  • Sarah portrayed by Jen Drake and Patient JP portrayed by her son.
    This patient presented to a hospital in the Illinois Medical District, 2008.

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Comments • 9 630

  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   6 months back

    👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️🚑 Happy Medical Monday 🚑👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️
    Quick note: Relativistic effects from the appearance of a 6th energy level, a 4f orbital, and significantly more massive nucleus contribute to why Lead is +2 vs +4. The explanation in video is supposed to be said simply. Describing an atomic model without using words "electrons," "protons," "neutrons," and "orbitals" and making it less than 2 minutes is why it is the way it is in video. I rewrote it several times over almost 2 months.

    • Nerdygirl
      Nerdygirl  3 hours back

      @SeaJay Oceans Yes. Bernard is smart. He knows his stuff.

    • SeaJay Oceans
      SeaJay Oceans  4 hours back

      No Joke - you need nominated for YouTube Education Awards. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion.

    • Nerdygirl
      Nerdygirl  3 days back

      Excellent video Chubbyemu! We need to educate the public about these dangers! 👍

    • lil_jay
      lil_jay  4 weeks back

      are you a doctor??

  • jimin got no jams
    jimin got no jams  9 hours back

    JP or jYp?

    • Chronicle Gaming
      Chronicle Gaming  17 hours back

      10:30 whats the hand under the door??

      • andrew Last
        andrew Last  20 hours back

        on a lighter note at 10 minutes 30 seconds into this video there is a cat playing under the door

        • L3thal W a s p
          L3thal W a s p  1 days back

          I was born with sensory neural hearing loss

          • arrudazachary official

            A little boy was vaccinated. This is what happened to his brain.

            • FadedX
              FadedX  2 days back

              *chuckles* I'm in danger

              • haqym alexander
                haqym alexander  2 days back

                A man was hit on the ankle by a razor scooter...
                This is how he died

                • matthew spence
                  matthew spence  2 days back

                  Like to unban leaded gas

                • Cameron Ackerstaff
                  Cameron Ackerstaff  3 days back

                  watches chubbyemu 100 times a day for 1 year straight, this is what happened to my sleep schedule, and life choices and brain

                  • Chara Undertale
                    Chara Undertale  3 days back

                    Kids: doesn't even exist

                    Mom: ItS tHe PhOnE PhOnEs ArE tHe DeViL tHaT iS wHy ThE kId DoEsNt ExIsT oMg

                    • automobiili
                      automobiili  3 days back

                      A healthy man went out for walks with his dog. This is what happened to his body.

                      • RadiantNoob
                        RadiantNoob  3 days back

                        And that’s why you shouldn’t give humans lead

                        • Joan Joestar
                          Joan Joestar  3 days back

                          I love your videos chubbyemu! So informative and we'll structured, also your narration is pretty good, great job with these videos! By the way, have you noticed that in minute 10:25 where the kind and his mother are doing something by the table, behind the kid there is a door, and under it, crawling on the floor, appears something pretty weird, I don't know, it seems like a mouse for the color, but it's unfocused and moves pretty strange, could you tell me what it is or is it something supernatural? 😱

                          • Brian vaccaro
                            Brian vaccaro  4 days back

                            A man drinks water

                            This is what happens to his head

                            • Rhidlor
                              Rhidlor  4 days back

                              Can we not have these poor actors in your videos please?

                              • soffa93
                                soffa93  4 days back

                                thanks grandma

                                • Your average Gamer
                                  Your average Gamer  4 days back

                                  Man blinks, this is what happen to his eyes.

                                  • Dr John Xavier
                                    Dr John Xavier  4 days back

                                    A boy was raise by a dictator who is worshiped like a god
                                    This is how his country starved

                                    • Dr John Xavier
                                      Dr John Xavier  4 days back

                                      You hear that ?
                                      It’s the sound of parents slapping fruit juice boxes out of children’s hands

                                      • d 1
                                        d 1  4 days back

                                        can't trust grandma

                                        • dank9288639
                                          dank9288639  4 days back

                                          damn bruhhh I hate my parents for making me help sand our old house.... Wait for it.... That had all led paint. No mask no nothin I was 6. Surprised im still here like holy shit

                                          • iiLumiiZ
                                            iiLumiiZ  4 days back

                                            You have made me understand why chemistry is so important to medicine and now I'm okay with doing my homework😂

                                            • Daddy J
                                              Daddy J  4 days back

                                              Natural selection

                                              • Doge _172
                                                Doge _172  4 days back

                                                Why does everyone in these videos have 2 letter names

                                                • Lane Welch
                                                  Lane Welch  5 days back

                                                  Son: *starts becoming disabled*
                                                  Son's mom: it's all that fun you're having. *takes toys*

                                                  • íťż møkå
                                                    íťż møkå  5 days back

                                                    me dies:

                                                    mom: WELL MAYBE IF YOU STOPED USING THE PHONE SO MUCH

                                                    • FADE 164
                                                      FADE 164  5 days back

                                                      A kid blinked
                                                      This is what happened to his nose

                                                      • Seth Brown
                                                        Seth Brown  5 days back

                                                        Lead Paint Chewed A Toddler Off His Brain. This Is What Happened To His Toys.

                                                        • Dubbz I
                                                          Dubbz I  5 days back

                                                          Just noticed, All of these videos are even peer reviewed, Good lord.

                                                          • Noveske
                                                            Noveske  5 days back

                                                            I used to be sleep deprived which made me stare at the sun to stay awake in the morning, I would sometimes sniff liquid paper at school because I was depressed. Now I know why I'm failing most of my classes and struggling to socialize. My early coping behaviors completely obliterated my brain and that is why I shouldn't be attending an outdated academic system that promotes stress and anxiety.

                                                            • Dutches
                                                              Dutches  5 days back

                                                              my daughter had a lead level of 26 when she was first tested so does that mean JPs lead level was at 200 when tested? since then Izzy's level have dropped to 5.5 most recently. also I was taught to give her lots of calcium and iron to prevent her body from absorbing the lead. she is however missing some of her developmental milestones so at least some of the lead must have gotten absorbed. it will take many types of therapies such as speech and language therepy to help her start getting up to speed on her speech. she works very hard. I'm hoping to not have to tell her about the lead as she gets older however I'm not sure that will be a possibility. she's super smart even still and I could see her asking too many questions lol so we will see on that! ty for ur information.

                                                              • 316LVM
                                                                316LVM  5 days back

                                                                In this short video, I've learned more about chemistry and the periodic table than in all my high school and college years.
                                                                That's just one of the things I love about your channel, you actually teach people in a way that can be understood.
                                                                Thank you!!!

                                                                • onlyvirly2c
                                                                  onlyvirly2c  5 days back

                                                                  And how do people not know that led is TOXIC

                                                                  • onlyvirly2c
                                                                    onlyvirly2c  5 days back

                                                                    Poor boy he doesn’t understand how terribly toxic led is

                                                                    • Spicy Artisan Hipster Salami

                                                                      Stumbling, slurred speech, hurting insides, trembling hands... this is how a mom discovered her toddler was an alcoholic

                                                                      • Michael Haynes
                                                                        Michael Haynes  5 days back

                                                                        What the fuck kind of grandmother gives a child toys with lead based paint? My grandma has ms, and dementia. She wouldn't give toys like that to a child in a million years.

                                                                        • animefreak5219
                                                                          animefreak5219  5 days back

                                                                          apple juice is dead to me.

                                                                          • Charlon sanchez
                                                                            Charlon sanchez  5 days back

                                                                            This is freaking scary

                                                                            • davide bortolami
                                                                              davide bortolami  5 days back

                                                                              That's Mega Coloumb Gauss not micrograms

                                                                              • Charlie Hotel
                                                                                Charlie Hotel  6 days back

                                                                                GOD MY BIOLOGY GRADE SOARED! 👏🤣

                                                                                • Charlie Hotel
                                                                                  Charlie Hotel  6 days back

                                                                                  Are all these people named like... JP And AJ?

                                                                                  • Mr. Tiktok
                                                                                    Mr. Tiktok  6 days back

                                                                                    A guy breathed. This is what happend to India.

                                                                                    • m
                                                                                      m  6 days back

                                                                                      These comment sections are always the best😂

                                                                                      • Denton customs
                                                                                        Denton customs  6 days back

                                                                                        Damn leaded orange juice.

                                                                                        • one memey boi
                                                                                          one memey boi  6 days back

                                                                                          Wait wait wait, hold up. You mean to tell me that it's pronounced 'un-led-ed' instead of 'un-leed-ed'? To think that I was wrong all these years

                                                                                          • Hamoode Gamer
                                                                                            Hamoode Gamer  6 days back

                                                                                            JP more like JAKE PAUL

                                                                                            • Class S Genos
                                                                                              Class S Genos  6 days back

                                                                                              mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell