Heavy Metal ToxicityDiscuss about Heavy Metal Toxicity

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ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are several heavy metals that pose serious threats to the human body in heavy doses. Arsenic and chromium are a few of these. Ironically, many of these heavy metals that are dangerous in high doses are present in the every day environment and even needed by the human body in very small doses. The following is a link that might provide more information for which you might be looking.

http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-156.shtml

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Drinking water and food contamination are very often the culprits.  Those who live in industrial areas tend to run a higher risk of toxicity.  Simple blood tests can determine if there are dangerous levels, so a person who suspects heavy metal poisoning or is suffering symptoms, they should see a physician to verify it or rule it out.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Most of us when exposed to heavy metals are able to successfully excrete them from our systems. Some people cannot excrete them from their system and a build up occurs, people with chronic conditions seem to be more susceptible to the build up.

giorgiana1976 | Student

Heavy metal toxicity is caused by over 35 metals. The most common metals that produce heavy metal toxicity are: arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium.

The symptoms that show a possible increased toxicity are: nervous system disorders (electrifying feeling through the body,numbness, headaches, dizziness etc.), affected immune system, chronic pains of the soft tissues of the body.

For instance, mercury, that is more toxic than lead or arsenic, gets in our system through various forms as: tuna fish; salmon; water, vaccination etc.

What about mercury from amalgam?

The chronic exposure to the amalgam fillings is still a dispute topic.

organicfarm | Student

Heavy metal toxicity is caused by over 35 metals. The most common metals that produce heavy metal toxicity are: arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium.

The symptoms that show a possible increased toxicity are: nervous system disorders (electrifying feeling through the body,numbness, headaches, dizziness etc.), affected immune system, chronic pains of the soft tissues of the body.

For instance, mercury, that is more toxic than lead or arsenic, gets in our system through various forms as: tuna fish; salmon; water, vaccination etc.

What about mercury from amalgam?

giorgiana1976 | Student

Heavy metal toxicity is caused by over 35 metals. The most common metals that produce heavy metal toxicity are: arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium.

The symptoms that show a possible increased toxicity are: nervous system disorders (electrifying feeling through the body,numbness, headaches, dizziness etc.), affected immune system, chronic pains of the soft tissues of the body.

For instance, mercury, that is more toxic than lead or arsenic, gets in our system through various forms as: tuna fish; salmon; water, vaccination etc.

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