Sources of Heavy Metal Poisoning

Sources of Heavy Metal Poisoning

Mercury Metal Sources: Besides leaking from mercury amalgam fillings, mercury is also found in fish, seafood (especially tuna) cosmetics, pesticides, paint, plastics, fungicides, fabric softeners, adhesives, floor waxes/polishes, laxatives, suppositories, tattoes, hair dyes, batteries and of course broken mercury thermometers.
Associated Symptoms: Fatigue, muscle weakness, vertigo, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, nervousness, numbness, tingling in hands and feet, pain in the chest, irregular heart beat, gastric disturbances, chronic headaches, lack of coordination, restriction of visual field, ringing in the ears, hearing impairment, shallow or irregular breathing, speech disorders, tremors, metallic taste in mouth, parasites, frequent colds, fever, and forgetfulness to name a few.
Associated Diseases/Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, AIDS, anemia, allergies, anorexia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, cancers, epilepsy, Epstein Barr, chronic fatigue syndrome, Candidiasis, hypertension, insomnia, kidney diseases, neuritis, paralysis and many more.

Lead Metal Sources: Lead is found in dyes, gasoline, lead based paint, old plumbing, pottery, insecticides, tobacco smoke, textiles, scrap metal, automobile exhaust, canned fruit juices, car batteries, crayons, hair coloring, air pollution, mascara, and smelting of lead.
Associated Symptoms: Abdominal pain, aching muscles and bones, blue-black line near gums, clumsiness, confusion, constipation and/or diarrhea, emotional instability, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, drowsiness, loss of appetite, metallic taste, muscle weakness, nervousness, quesiness, nausea and weight loss.
Associated Diseases/Disorders: ADD, ADHD, alcoholism, anemia, and gout.

Aluminum Metal Sources: Aluminum is found in soft drink cans, cookware, cheeses, baking powder, deodorants, white flour, tap water, stomach antacids, toothpaste, laxatives, aluminum foil, automotive parts, automobile exhaust, beer, cigarette filters, artificial food coloring, dental amalgams, milk products and vaccinations.
Associated Symptoms: Constipation, hyperactivity, allergies, memory problems, ulcers and more.
Associated Diseases/Disorders: Rheumatoid arthriitis, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer's, memory problems, epilepsy, heart problems, kidney diseases, osteoporosis, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, AIDS and more.

Cadmium Metal Sources: Cadmium is contained in cigarette smoke, tobacco, coffee, gasoline, steel cooking pans, metal pipes, tap water, rubber, fertilizers, dental alloys, batteries, candy, refined cereals, colas, copper refineries, fungicides, refined grains, plastics, marijuana, evaporated milk, motor oil, oysters, paint, pesticides, processed foods, soft drinks, pharmaceutical and recreational drugs.
Associated Symptoms: Headaches, heart problems, anemia, hypertension.
Associated Diseases/Disorders: Mental retardation, kidney diseases, bronchitis, cancer (bladder, esophagus, larynx, lung, mouth, pharynx, prostate and stomach).

Copper Metal Sources: Copper is found in mineral supplements, hard water, hot tubs and swimming pool chemicals, cookware, the birth control pill and other estrogen medications like yaz birth control side effects (read more on, copper IUD's, dental materials, brackets and jewelry, cooking utensils, piping, fungicides, industrial emissions, insecticides, oysters, chocolate, refrigerator ice makers, some city water, and well water.
Associated Symptoms: Anemia, bitter taste, deposits in corneas of the eyes, depression, diarrhea, digestive disorders, eczema, excitability, hardening of the skin, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, insomnia, nasal irritation, nausea.
Associated Diseases/Disorders: Arthritis, atherosclerosis, kidney problems, liver dysfunction, mental disturbances, schizophrenia, and tuberculosis.

Chemical Toxins

Carbon Monoxide of course, comes from auto exhaust, cigarette smoke and smog.

Formaldehyde is found in nearly all indoor environments - foam insulation, particle board, pressed wood products, backings on carpet and grocery bags.

DDT is still found in soil and other substances, including carpeting.

Benzene is found in cigarette smoke, gasoline, inks, paints, plastics, detergents, pharmaceuticals and dyes.

Chloroform is found in cleaning solvents, floor polishes, artificial silk and lacquers.

Toluene is found in petroleum products, copy paper, carpet glue, and perfumes.

Trichloroethylene(TCE) is used primarily in dry cleaning and metal degreasers.

Xylene is found in rubber, photo-processing products, paint and petroleum products.

Recommended: One thing we recommend for anyone who has symptoms of heavy metal poisoning, is to have a hair mineral analysis test done.

How can a hair analysis help one achieve better health? If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain, then we can see that discovering what the body needs when it needs it is a valuable tool in creating health.
Hair Analysis test report
A hair analysis can determine which essential minerals the body is needing more of and which toxic elements such as heavy metals it needs to eliminate. It also provides valuable insight into the body's metaoblism and what dietary changes would be most helpful for recovery.

For information on how to remove toxic heavy metals, please click here.

Addtional Information About Heavy Metal Toxicity

Signs and Symptoms of Metal
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The Most Common Sources of Metal and Chemical Toxicity
The heavy metals that most commonly cause poisoning are iron, lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, selenium, tin, thallium, and uranium. Toxic chemicals include formaldehyde, benzene, hexane toluene. 
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Heavy Metal Alternative Testing
We are presently being exposed to hundreds of thousands of toxic compounds in the form of inorganic chemicals and toxic metals. 

These substances are everywhere including the air we breathe.
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Mercury Poisoning
Read this informative report by Dr. Thomas Nissen, an environmental toxicologist, on the effects of mercury poisoning in the body.
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