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Page 28| Abby's Magazine - Today heavy metals are extensively used as components of countless consumer products, though the consumer is generally unaware of their presence in the seemingly harmless product. ey are widely used in all forms of industry, agriculture, food processing, cosmetics, personal care products, household products and so on. Once toxic metals have accumulated in the body, they're not easily released from storage and flushed from the body. Although each metal produces its own set of unique symptoms at toxic levels, they all chiefly affect the nervous system, the production of blood cells, the kidneys, the reproductive system, and behavior. For this reason, heavy metal poisoning is associated with everything from depression and poor memory to insomnia, chronic fatigue, and kidney and liver damage. Moreover, heavy metals can disrupt normal metabolic processes and block detoxification pathways. Mercury You can be exposed to mercury in a number of ways, and you may not realize it. Because mercury can be airborne, you can inhale it unknowingly (airborne mercury originating in Africa has been measured in the southern United States). Symptoms of mercury poisoning can happen at any time, as it continues to accumulate. Research shows that over time, mercury can quietly attack your heart, nervous and immune systems, including your brain and psyche, and disrupt reproduction and sexual performance. Everyone would do well to complete a heavy metal detox regimen, even if you are unsure you carry a toxic load. Mercury Sources • Vaccines • Fluorescent light bulbs • ermostats and barometers • Sports shoes that light up • Button cell batteries • Cosmetics • Disinfectants • Skin creams • Tattoos • Latex paint dated before 1991 • Old chemistry sets • Blood pressure gauges Common Sources of Harmful Metals Mercury: Dental restoration (especially amalgam "silver" fillings), some vaccines (as the preservative thimerosal) and medicines, thermometers, old paint, pesticides, fish, fluorescent lights, cosmetics, felt, fabric soener Nickel: Dental crowns and root canals, hydrogenated oils, inexpensive jewelry, batteries, cigarette smoke, stainless steel Lead: Old paint, automobile exhaust, insecticides, bullets, pewter ware, some hair colorings, tap water, batteries, pottery glazes, candle wicks, stained glass Cadmium: Cigarettes, batteries, automobile exhaust, pink dyes used in dentures, welding fumes, ceramic glazes, many art supplies, Teflon, fungicides, plastic Copper: Some cooking utensils and plumbing, gold dental fillings and crowns, insecticides Aluminum: Some drugs (including antacids), most baking powders, some cooking utensils, antiperspirants, cosmetics, foil, acid rain Arsenic: Pesticides, smog, tobacco smoke, a by-product of metal ore smelting and coal-fired power plants, wood preservatives in lumber and playgrounds, green pigment used in toys, curtains, carpets, colored chalk Platinum: Some dental gold, automobile exhaust Heavy Metal Cleansing is Essential Heavy Metal Cleansing is Essential Heavy Metal Cleansing is Essential Heavy Metal Cleansing is Essential

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