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

  • Published: 11 March 2019
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    This patient presented to a hospital in the Illinois Medical District, 2008.

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  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   11 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.

    • its muffin time
      its muffin time  1 weeks back


    • Hey I’m Frosty
      Hey I’m Frosty  3 months back

      InfiniteSauce (hi

    • Lemon_& _Lime
      Lemon_& _Lime  3 months back

      Chubbyemu oh ok. I’ll note that for real.

    • Aneesh Ramaswamy
      Aneesh Ramaswamy  4 months back

      @Ryan Barr It doesn’t have to do with gravity, but as he said in his comment with relativistic effects (with some quantum mechanics thrown in) Electrons in a particular atom are described by three quantum numbers, n,l,m. Electrons with lower quantum numbers are more likely to be found near the nucleus. Higher charges nucleus implies that the speed of the electrons will be higher. Because the speed of electrons in atoms with more charge (therefore more mass) is higher, and relativistically significant- according to special relativity they will have an increase in its relativistic mass, implying the orbit radius will become smaller. This is true in general for all orbitals.

      This decrease in radius would imply a higher ionisation energy, thereby contributing to the effect of making Lead likely to be in +2 state as the 6s electron pair becomes less likely to bond due to a combination of poor shielding by the 4f shell, relativistic radii contraction including lanthanide contraction and possible inert pair effect for the 6s2 electrons.

      I understand the post was unclear as it seems that it was the mass property of the nucleus that seemed to imply the effects of Lead’s favoured oxidation state, when it was rather that massive nuclei carry more charge, which cause the increase in relativistic speed which cause increase in relativistic mass of electrons.

      And really the only way we can prove this and see this is true is to solve the Dirac equation directly and use the S-Matrix formulation to find the bound states in the complex domain (which is intuitively asinine). For heavy atoms like Lead, dealing with an f orbital makes it a nightmare to deal with, especially since we no longer can use the non-relativistic Schrodinger equation.

    • Nerdygirl
      Nerdygirl  4 months back

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

  • teranyan
    teranyan  2 hours back

    I fucking hate boomers and everything they ever produced, both are made of 80%+ toxic materials

    • Alex Papamichail
      Alex Papamichail  7 hours back

      Her son didnt hear her
      Maybe she should speak louder, she thought


      • Random person.
        Random person.  8 hours back

        that one hair on his forehead is bugging me so muchh

        • iggyterino
          iggyterino  15 hours back

          damn, i constantly chew my laffy taffy wrappers so i can wrip them open w/ my teeth and just deteriorate the candy,,,,,

          i have been doing this since i was 7 and i haven't died.
          i am stupid tho.

          • Angelicat Meow
            Angelicat Meow  19 hours back

            JP: *Literally dying*

            • Becky Boudreau-Schultz
              Becky Boudreau-Schultz  19 hours back

              Just wondering are you just shorting their names to 2 letters or are their names actually with only 2 letters

              • toxic_flowers11
                toxic_flowers11  20 hours back

                a young boy caught his light ball with 2 fingers. this is what happened to his arm

                • BlueRaptorLea
                  BlueRaptorLea  20 hours back

                  JP = jurassic park
                  Sorry I had to I'm a fan of that movie 😂

                  • The cat snail thing
                    The cat snail thing  1 days back

                    A brain chewed a toddler off his toys, this is what happened to his lead paint.

                    • Ryan Coulter
                      Ryan Coulter  1 days back

                      I had a classmate in kindergarten who chewed the hell out of the heads on his Star Wars action figures. We never saw him again after that year.

                      • Kelly Wisneski
                        Kelly Wisneski  2 days back

                        Ok, maybe she should have taken him to the doctor a little before he was in critical condition.
                        My mother would never have let me go that long with thoughts problems.

                        • Darw¡n 42
                          Darw¡n 42  2 days back

                          Who tv names their child two random letters?

                          • Graining Rice
                            Graining Rice  2 days back

                            A grown man stubbed his toe, this is what happened to his brain.

                            • Shark-to -Sock
                              Shark-to -Sock  2 days back

                              “This is what happened to his brain”

                              He didn’t have a brain to begin with, a kid only chews toys, they don’t suck the colour out off things, that’s just unnatural. And even if he did have a brain, which I know he dose, it’d probably be ineffective, and most toddlers can actually be quite smart, but this is just stupid.

                              • Khánh An ‘Hen-săm’

                                im chewing them and i still alive

                                • ツJEVILOGEN
                                  ツJEVILOGEN  2 days back

                                  me in 2013: AAAAAAAAAAAAA JESUSFUCKINGCHRISTTHATISSOFUCKINGSAD (reports video for child abuse) I'MREPORTINGYOU- [comment removed: too many negative votes] (8)
                                  me in 2014: and then the mom commit suicide. the end. lol you really thinks that happened? (9)
                                  me in 2020: *bruh* (14/15)

                                  • Cow sunday every week
                                    Cow sunday every week  2 days back

                                    You make up all of these storys dont you.

                                    • Blizzard Gaming
                                      Blizzard Gaming  2 days back

                                      Like it or not, he spits the facts.

                                      • Zachary Taylor
                                        Zachary Taylor  2 days back

                                        I wonder if this means the 100LL that general aviation airplanes use is slowly and insidiously killing me... hell with it. I love flying too damn much.

                                        • Nightflight The Nightwing Animus

                                          I bet Darkstalker could eat anything that could kill him, he was invincable and could not die nor be hurt

                                          • Violetation
                                            Violetation  3 days back

                                            I love how serious this is, then the channel name is a fat flightless bird

                                            • Creeper Aww man
                                              Creeper Aww man  3 days back

                                              A man stubbed his toe, This Is How His Nerves Shut Down.

                                              • SimpleZee
                                                SimpleZee  3 days back

                                                The toys were sold on amazon, I work with kids at a daycare, we just got rid of those toys before anyone could get hurt

                                                • Ya like jazz ?
                                                  Ya like jazz ?  3 days back

                                                  John pole
                                                  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                  • Poo la doof
                                                    Poo la doof  3 days back

                                                    10:28 rats

                                                    • Tatertot Warrior
                                                      Tatertot Warrior  3 days back


                                                      *water in brain* aw yeah, big brain time

                                                      • Miles A López
                                                        Miles A López  3 days back

                                                        i cant believe i watched this expecting shocking medical stuff and ended up learning chemistry stuff i never understood in high school im

                                                        • TheGoblinsWithin
                                                          TheGoblinsWithin  4 days back

                                                          7:50 Big Brain

                                                          • RTX RBX
                                                            RTX RBX  4 days back

                                                            Chubbyemu felt like how it feels to chew 5 gum

                                                            This is what happend to his life

                                                            • Hata no Fries
                                                              Hata no Fries  4 days back

                                                              It's never the electronics/screens that gives children poor attention span, in fact science have shown kids who play games that require quick actions (such as Platformers and FPS games) have faster reflexes than any normal person who doesn't use a computer lol, and compared to those who just spend their freetime watching shows instead, so at least gaming at a computer, improves your senses, cause the game requires you to **think** unlike a TV show where the show thinks for you, there's brain studies and tests that had been done to prove this, a TEDtalk on youtube demonstrating this with live tests & examples too.

                                                              I'm definitely not removing the screens from my kids, screens comes with social differences, but it doesn't make the any dumber... quite the opposite instead! If they become smarter than me and can teach me things i'll just be happy! I seen 5 year olds who know more than their parents at a lot of topics thanks to them having access to devices and internet at an early age. Kids learn better than anyone else, keep that in mind parents... It's your chance to make them smart, so don't give them cheap toys that doesn't involve stimulating the brain. Let their curiosity for learning flow, kids love electronics cause kids are curious, and curiosity leads to more knowledge wich in turn makes your kid smarter!

                                                              • Maxim Yanovski مأكسِم يأنوفسكإِي

                                                                A guy breathed, *_This is what happened to his testicles_*

                                                                • Carter Le
                                                                  Carter Le  4 days back

                                                                  Isn’t real lead like no more in paint or mechanical pencils anymore?

                                                                  • valhenry7790 Gameing
                                                                    valhenry7790 Gameing  4 days back

                                                                    poor kid 😟

                                                                    • Blubasnurk
                                                                      Blubasnurk  4 days back

                                                                      Chill that baby just was *_homgry_*

                                                                      • nevan y6
                                                                        nevan y6  4 days back

                                                                        Ive learned my lesson

                                                                        DONT EAT

                                                                        • cypher lynx
                                                                          cypher lynx  4 days back

                                                                          A man breathed.this is how his heart shut down.

                                                                          • Adroid Advice
                                                                            Adroid Advice  4 days back

                                                                            10:25 They locked the cat away while filming. It wanted out.

                                                                            • Zwitie
                                                                              Zwitie  4 days back

                                                                              A brain chewed toddlers off his lead paint this is what happened to his toys

                                                                              • Lovis
                                                                                Lovis  5 days back

                                                                                Can you repeat that?

                                                                                • king pin
                                                                                  king pin  5 days back

                                                                                  A man did not download Raid Shadow Legends and this is how is body shot down

                                                                                  • Angrygrape1337
                                                                                    Angrygrape1337  5 days back

                                                                                    99% of the comments section is making jokes about the clickbait title format, this is what happened to te entire thread.

                                                                                    • Meemah
                                                                                      Meemah  5 days back

                                                                                      Well no shit! Lead is poisonous and can kill you & crap

                                                                                      • Sarah
                                                                                        Sarah  5 days back

                                                                                        I also just read that the paint on cribs can contain lead, especially in “vintage gray” color. I’m buying lead swab tests for my child’s toys/cribs that he sometimes chews on... I recommend the same...

                                                                                        • ONEHITKILL
                                                                                          ONEHITKILL  5 days back

                                                                                          I'm serious a book was made to trick kids into thinking lead was good.

                                                                                          • ONEHITKILL
                                                                                            ONEHITKILL  5 days back

                                                                                            That's why you never use lead paint. Its stupid how lead was thought to be a good thing.

                                                                                            • CrYsTaLgEmZ WiLlIams
                                                                                              CrYsTaLgEmZ WiLlIams  5 days back

                                                                                              A mom’s daughter got her period

                                                                                              *this is what happened to her brain*

                                                                                              • Vincent O'Connor
                                                                                                Vincent O'Connor  5 days back

                                                                                                Lol, fucking idiot.