Symptoms of toxicity can vary greatly. Heavy metals and toxins can cause a large spectrum of diseases and symptoms from migraines to cancer.
Toxicologists used to measure the toxic level of a substance by giving mice an increasing dose to see at which point 50% of them died. This was then considered the toxic dose. This method has been discredited, because we now know that even low levels of toxins can lead to a gradual build up in the body over time, causing serious effects and disruptions without necessarily leading to instant death.
Continued exposure to low levels of toxins can lead to heavy metal toxicity and symptoms. Unfortunately we live in an environment where toxins are commonplace. The EU has admitted that 99 % of chemicals on the market today are inadequately regulated. In addition safety information on 20 per cent of the most highly used chemicals has either never been collected or is not publicly available.
Unfortunately very little research has been carried out to determine exactly which chemicals and metals are linked to which diseases. Such research is very expensive and not necessarily in the best interest of those companies with large research budgets at their disposal.
Below is a list of symptoms that are commonly associated with, or compounded by heavy metal toxicity:
- Cancer – Mercury, Arsenic, Aluminum, Uranium, Nickel
One of the most documented properties of certain heavy metals is their carcinogenic [cancer causing] effect. Some doctors estimate that up to 80% of cancers are caused by environmental factors such as toxins and heavy metals.
- Autism – Mercury
Autism has been described as a “novel form of mercury poisoning” as mercury toxicity in children causes autism like effects. Children with autism usually exhibit high levels of mercury, which is thought to be a major contributing factor to the disease. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase [over 400%] in autism cases, which has been linked to the use of Thimerosol in vaccines. Thimerosol contains 50% mercury and its use is highly controversial.
- Alzheimer’s – Aluminum, Mercury
- Parkinson’s – Mercury
- Heart diseases – Arsenic, Uranium, Antimony, Nickel
- Kidney diseases – Mercury, Lead, Thallium, Uranium, Cadmium
- Liver failure – Thallium, Uranium, Cadmium, Antimony
- Lung & Respiratory diseases – Arsenic, Antimony, Nickel
Of course the list is near endless. Some metals and toxins can also cause bone diseases, blood diseases or strokes. Apart from those serious illnesses, minor ailments are also often caused by all those toxic heavy metals that have accumulated in our body over time:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Depression/Mood swings
- Painful joints
- Twitching of muscles
- Poor circulation
For further research please see the following two reports compiled by the WWF [World Wildlife Fund]: