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 • 9 635

  • 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  2 days back

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

    • SeaJay Oceans
      SeaJay Oceans  2 days back

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

    • Nerdygirl
      Nerdygirl  4 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??

  • aaron laluzerne
    aaron laluzerne  4 hours back

    5 years later, dies from becoming too retarded to breath.

    • Crimson
      Crimson  5 hours back

      is it me or is it he just wants to tell the world whats wrong with people and try and make it polite

      • JetMoto 1
        JetMoto 1  12 hours back

        10:28 a car is clawing under the door

        • maged play games the best games

          Gets a belly ache*

          • Tech Help Portal
            Tech Help Portal  16 hours back

            Now you know how flint mi feels

            • jimin got no jams
              jimin got no jams  2 days back

              JP or jYp?

              • Chronicle Gaming
                Chronicle Gaming  2 days back

                10:30 whats the hand under the door??

                • andrew Last
                  andrew Last  2 days 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  2 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  3 days back

                        *chuckles* I'm in danger

                        • haqym alexander
                          haqym alexander  4 days back

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

                          • matthew spence
                            matthew spence  4 days back

                            Like to unban leaded gas

                          • Cameron Ackerstaff
                            Cameron Ackerstaff  4 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  4 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  5 days back

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

                                • RadiantNoob
                                  RadiantNoob  5 days back

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

                                  • Joan Joestar
                                    Joan Joestar  5 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  5 days back

                                      A man drinks water

                                      This is what happens to his head

                                      • Rhidlor
                                        Rhidlor  5 days back

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

                                        • soffa93
                                          soffa93  5 days back

                                          thanks grandma

                                          • Your average Gamer
                                            Your average Gamer  5 days back

                                            Man blinks, this is what happen to his eyes.

                                            • Dr John Xavier
                                              Dr John Xavier  5 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  6 days back

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

                                                • d 1
                                                  d 1  6 days back

                                                  can't trust grandma

                                                  • dank9288639
                                                    dank9288639  6 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  6 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  6 days back

                                                        Natural selection

                                                        • Doge _172
                                                          Doge _172  6 days back

                                                          Why does everyone in these videos have 2 letter names

                                                          • Lane Welch
                                                            Lane Welch  6 days back

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

                                                            • íťż møkå
                                                              íťż møkå  6 days back

                                                              me dies:

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

                                                              • FADE 164
                                                                FADE 164  6 days back

                                                                A kid blinked
                                                                This is what happened to his nose

                                                                • Seth Brown
                                                                  Seth Brown  6 days back

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

                                                                  • Dubbz I
                                                                    Dubbz I  6 days back

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

                                                                    • Noveske
                                                                      Noveske  6 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  6 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  6 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  7 days back

                                                                            And how do people not know that led is TOXIC

                                                                            • onlyvirly2c
                                                                              onlyvirly2c  7 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  7 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  7 days back

                                                                                    apple juice is dead to me.

                                                                                    • Charlon sanchez
                                                                                      Charlon sanchez  7 days back

                                                                                      This is freaking scary

                                                                                      • davide bortolami
                                                                                        davide bortolami  7 days back

                                                                                        That's Mega Coloumb Gauss not micrograms

                                                                                        • Charlie Hotel
                                                                                          Charlie Hotel  7 days back

                                                                                          GOD MY BIOLOGY GRADE SOARED! 👏🤣

                                                                                          • Charlie Hotel
                                                                                            Charlie Hotel  7 days back

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

                                                                                            • Mr. Tiktok
                                                                                              Mr. Tiktok  1 weeks back

                                                                                              A guy breathed. This is what happend to India.