Whoever has looked at the detrimental effects of heavy metals in the body will realise that they are very toxic causing from headaches to cancer.
The main threats to human health from heavy metals are associated with exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic.
There is a lot of scientific research on these metals and their effects on human health have been reviewed by international bodies such as the WHO.
Cadmium emissions have increased dramatically during the 20th century, one reason being that cadmium-containing products are rarely re-cycled, but often dumped together with household waste – nickel-cadmium batteries being a case in point. Cigarette smoking is also a major source of cadmium exposure.
Food is usually the most common source of cadmium in non-smokers, usually causing kidney damage but possibly also bone effects and fractures.
Regarding mercury, the general population is primarily exposed to mercury via food, fish being a major source of methyl mercury exposure, as well as dental amalgams. Since there is a risk to the foetus in particular, pregnant women should avoid a high intake of certain fish, such as shark, swordfish and tuna; fish (such as pike, walleye and bass) taken from polluted fresh waters should especially be avoided.
Dental amalgams are another source of methyl mercury, but these are being phased out gradually as legislation comes into force, after research has proven over and over the deleterious effect of mercury placed in the mouth.
Lead is another problem metal and the general population is exposed to lead from air and food in roughly equal proportions. During the last century, lead emissions to ambient air have caused considerable pollution, mainly due to lead emissions from petrol, but lead-free petrol has managed to decrease these levels considerably. Children are particularly susceptible to lead exposure due to high gastrointestinal uptake and the permeable blood-brain barrier.
Arsenic is yet another toxic metals and the main source is via intake of food and drinking water, food being the most important source in most populations. Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking-water is mainly related to increased risks of skin cancer, but also some other cancers, as well as other skin lesions such as hyperkeratosis and pigmentation changes.
The first law of toxicology is to avoid the toxin, otherwise there is no chance of healing with constant exposure. The next step would be to try to remove metals from body in the safest and most efficient way possible, without causing harm to the other organs and tissues of the body.
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