Toxic Heavy Metals Hangouts
TOXIC METALS BUILD UP IN OUR SYSTEM – THEY SUPPRESS PRODUCTION OF VITAL SUBSTANCES ESSENTIAL FOR NORMAL CIRCULATION
Toxic heavy metals are found in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. See the following for an abbreviated scope of where these harmful toxins are found. See some common toxic heavy metal hangouts in everyday life.
Hangouts For Toxic Heavy Metals
Exposure to heavy metals comes from different sources: the environment, in dust of the air you breathe, medications, personal care products, your water, and even your food. The three principal routes of entry are: the mouth, lungs, and skin. There are many heavy metals that decimate cell membrane health, but the major ones are mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic.
Air conditioner filters
Amalgam dental fillings
Antibiotics (various metals)
Auto brake linings (lead, cadmium, antimony)
Body lotions and creams (many)
Calomel (talcum powder)
Cake Mixes (aluminum)
Canned goods (lead)
Ceramic plates, cookware
Chlorine bleaches (mercury)
Coal burning power plants (mercury)
Coffee creamers (non-dairy)
Corn bread (aluminum)
Cotton buds (mercury)
Dental bridges (aluminum)
Douches (aluminum) Eye liner (antimony)
Fabric softeners (mercury)
Flour tortillas (aluminum)
Food additives (aluminum)
Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides
Hair color restorer and rinses (lead)
Household lawn, garden chemicals
Hydrogenated oils (nickel, cadmium)
Icing sugar (aluminum)
Inks used by printers and tattooist (mercury)
Instant soup powders
Laundry aids (arsenic)
Medications, anti-inflammatory and pain (aluminum)
Mercurial diuretics (mercury)
Metal watch bands (nickel)
Microwave popcorn (aluminum)
Milk and cream powders
Paint pigments and solvents
Pizza crust (aluminum)
Prescription drugs (some)
Refined grains (cadmium)
Rubber toys (lead)
Sanitary towels (mercury)
Selsun Blue shampoo (selenium-toxic in high doses)
Skin lotions (aluminum)
Soft drinks (cadmium)
Stain resistant material (arsenic)
Storage batteries (lead)
Sewage sludge (mercury used widely for agriculture)
Table salt (aluminum)
Tobacco smoke (arsenic)
Topical disinfectants (mercurochrome, merthiolate) (mercury)
Water running through lead pipes (lead)
Water softeners (cadmium)
Wood preservatives (mercury)
Heavy metals in general have no basic function in the body and can be highly toxic. High- concentration exposure is not necessary in order to produce a state of toxicity in the body. Most cases of heavy metal poisoning result from chronic low level exposure to these hazardous environmental toxins. In the last 50 years, human exposure to heavy metals has risen dramatically. This is the result of an exponential increase in the use of heavy metals in industrial processes and products. Today chronic exposure comes from toxic waste dump and burn sites, agriculture, chemical products, mercury amalgam dental fillings, lead-based paint, tap water, and chemical residues in processed foods. Personal care products, such as cosmetics, mouthwash, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and other hair care goods, are also sources of contamination. In addition to the hazards at home and outdoors, many occupations are subjected to daily heavy metal exposure. More than 50 professions are exposed to mercury on a daily basis. These include physicians, pharmaceutical workers, dentists, dental workers, laboratory workers, hairdressers, painters, printers, welders, metalworkers, cosmetic workers, battery makers, engravers, photographers, visual artists and potters.
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