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.

    Peer Review: Dr. J Patel and Dr. Nikhil Parelkar
    Production Assistant: Bradley Williams

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  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   10 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  19 hours back


    • RG Frosty
      RG Frosty  2 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.

  • Aquatone
    Aquatone  10 hours back

    lead paint chewed a toy off his toddlers

    • orionstarman
      orionstarman  10 hours back

      Jeez these JP people are fucking idiots

      • Saurie
        Saurie  15 hours back

        a man said the soviet government is corrupt

         this is how he disappeared without a trace

        • Alena Conrad
          Alena Conrad  15 hours back

          Me: Starring at my Juicy Juice Fruit Punch juice box. “How could you betray me like this”

          I’m a diabetic and started drinking juice to treat low glucose levels. I carry juice boxes for their connivence for travel. I was recommended orange juice. But I don’t like orange juice xD. Also realize I have Walmart 100% Apple juice in the fridge.

          Have these brands made any changes recently to lower risk?

          • Princess YuBeace
            Princess YuBeace  22 hours back

            Among the community of bird-keepers I’ve also heard warnings about buying an old cage, for the same reasons. Birds, especially parrots, love biting down on the bars. Have an old cage with lead in it? Bird’s gone.

            • JazzlynnTheFNaFfan
              JazzlynnTheFNaFfan  1 days back

              A video game developer created chipper and sons lumber co but to only get backlash from how scary it is.

              This is how his life turned around

              • fat booth camp
                fat booth camp  1 days back

                Dump kid

                • Roblox Project
                  Roblox Project  1 days back

                  A man ate a flower. This is how the universe exploded.

                  • Tsk Hairband
                    Tsk Hairband  1 days back

                    *Lead chews toddler paint off of brain. This is what happened to his toys*

                    • uncertainkiller
                      uncertainkiller  2 days back

                      Anyone else try to guess their names

                      JP: Jesus Paula

                      • MayoFlipz
                        MayoFlipz  2 days back

                        American man ate a FRENCH Fry in France

                        This is what happened to French Fries

                        • eduardo arantes
                          eduardo arantes  2 days back

                          JP? Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park has no colors at all. Why dont call him Alan grant or Brachiosaurus.
                          Or make a video , a park named JW was burned to the ground by a volcano.

                          • Travis Sulewski
                            Travis Sulewski  3 days back

                            Now I know why Jake Paul acts how he does

                            • Kegawa petto
                              Kegawa petto  3 days back

                              A shiba inu ate a remote. This is what happened to the dogs legs motivation.

                              • WaVeTurtlZ
                                WaVeTurtlZ  4 days back

                                7:50 BIG BRAINNNNN

                                • Um who am I Again
                                  Um who am I Again  4 days back

                                  There was a man who ate Arbes:

                                  This is what happed to his organs

                                • Pina Colada
                                  Pina Colada  4 days back

                                  Can you all just stop spamming "this is what happened to xxx" spoofs... it's getting corny and annoying...

                                  • Alligator Snapping Turtle

                                    From watching these videos I've learned one thing
                                    Don't eat

                                    • Soapie Detergent
                                      Soapie Detergent  4 days back

                                      Jake paul shouldn't have done that smh

                                      • Cassowary Striker Birb 2020


                                        • Loyda Santana
                                          Loyda Santana  5 days back

                                          I could have been a doctor with lessons like this. Also, fuck gramma!

                                          • Marius Seleusan
                                            Marius Seleusan  5 days back

                                            that looks like the vein has veins. 4:41

                                            • Marius Seleusan
                                              Marius Seleusan  5 days back

                                              Me after eating 2 leather chairs, sponge, 4 toothpicks, 1 chew gum, my own wounds (when they are covered up arleady), and orbies, at 6 years old seems like I am still fine

                                              • Xy Fused E.G
                                                Xy Fused E.G  5 days back

                                                This is the only video that I have seen from his channel that makes sense

                                                • Robert Shane
                                                  Robert Shane  6 days back

                                                  Just to let you guys know, your "Blank did something. Here's what happened..." comments aren't funny.

                                                  They're hilarious 😂

                                                  • Bunny bobo s
                                                    Bunny bobo s  6 days back

                                                    A 15 year old boy stepped on a stick. This Is What Happened To His Organs.

                                                    • thanh nguyễn
                                                      thanh nguyễn  6 days back

                                                      Lead paint\ never heard of it 🧐

                                                      • zoli izé
                                                        zoli izé  7 days back

                                                        this youtuber gives a 2word long name to everyone who he talks about in his videos... xd

                                                        • Ash j
                                                          Ash j  1 weeks back

                                                          That's HEAVY. . .

                                                          BU BUM TISS

                                                          • Doomspire Noah
                                                            Doomspire Noah  1 weeks back

                                                            a child spoke, this is what happened to his lungs

                                                            • shapes
                                                              shapes  1 weeks back

                                                              2:14 as soon as that song starts things get really intense and my eyes start getting all teary

                                                              • 308 #2
                                                                308 #2  1 weeks back

                                                                1:10 tal fishman is blunt

                                                                • NPC #1656
                                                                  NPC #1656  1 weeks back

                                                                  anyway, hows flint MI doing?

                                                                  • ItsMeii
                                                                    ItsMeii  2 weeks back

                                                                    what a stupid kid

                                                                  • factenter
                                                                    factenter  2 weeks back

                                                                    Years ago I was painting a big house a widow was stuck with after her husband died and she wanted to sell it off ASAP. It so happened her father "voz a payntneh" as he pronounced it. When he first arrived in Canada decades ago he used lead paint and worked on scaffolds outside in the winter at -40. To keep the paint from freezing he would put the can in hot water and mix the paint with his bare hand. After a while he started to get confused and constipated. He had bad headaches, belly cramps, and green lines along his gums. He must have had many small cuts in his skin where the lead could penetrate. The doctors knew it was lead poisoning so they pulled all his teeth, thinking that would remove a lot of the lead in his system. They fitted him with dentures and he continued to mix lead paint with his hand at -40 in the winter. He said the jobs took forever not just because of the cold but because they used only brushes. There were no rollers. He was very old when i met him. How he lived as long as he did only God knows. Man those were some tough hombres back in the day.

                                                                    • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                                                                      4 is far too old for a child to still be tasting their toys. Sounds like he may have had developmental issues long before he started inhaling lead.

                                                                      • Idylchatter
                                                                        Idylchatter  2 weeks back

                                                                        Flint Michigan lite.

                                                                        • Wolfe algoroza
                                                                          Wolfe algoroza  2 weeks back

                                                                          You still need to change your name to buffyemu

                                                                          • Jaquelyn Chrisdon
                                                                            Jaquelyn Chrisdon  2 weeks back

                                                                            @chubbyemu Hello! I was wondering because if the fruit juice consumption in kids, is it bad to drink fruit juice while pregnant? I’d love to know so I can avoid it someday if I should. Thanks!

                                                                            • Arcitek GD
                                                                              Arcitek GD  2 weeks back


                                                                              Oh so that’s why Tetris blocks has 4 mini blocks

                                                                              • MrsQuietMusic
                                                                                MrsQuietMusic  2 weeks back

                                                                                What is the name of this doctor?

                                                                                • beepybop Eyeball
                                                                                  beepybop Eyeball  2 weeks back

                                                                                  A girl was racist

                                                                                  Here is how the bright side of the moon for her disappeared

                                                                                  • Mark Brown
                                                                                    Mark Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Seriously, the Mother and Grandmother never thought about Lead paint on old toys? Talk about bad parenting..

                                                                                    • 10K Subs With No Videos, Really

                                                                                      A baby drinked milk

                                                                                      *this is how he became a vegan*

                                                                                      • Luna Cross
                                                                                        Luna Cross  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Who else saw the cats tail?

                                                                                        • supah comix
                                                                                          supah comix  2 weeks back

                                                                                          thank you,how do I identify lead paint? I am buying something from ali express and I want to be safe

                                                                                          • Xinyi Wang
                                                                                            Xinyi Wang  3 weeks back

                                                                                            There is a parenting lesson here:

                                                                                            *TEACH THE KID TO STOP PUTTING EVERYTHING IN THEIR MOUTH*