Heavy Metal Toxicology

Human activities such as mining, industry and sewage treatment discharges, pesticides as well as electronic wastes (computers, printers, photocopy machines, TV sets, mobile phones and toys) and agriculture (agriculture fertilizers) are some of the examples of anthropogenic sources contributing to the elevated levels of trace metals. Metal pollution also harms the aquatic organisms through lethal and sub-lethal effects. They can reduce or eliminate species from an ecosystem through increased susceptibility to fish disease, mortality and decreased fecundity.

Heavy metals are the natural components that occurs on the Earth's crust. They cannot be degraded or destroyed. To a small extent they enter our bodies via food, drinking water and air. As trace elements, some heavy metals are essential to maintain the metabolism of the human body. However, at higher concentrations they can lead to poisoning. Heavy metals are usually dangerous because they tend to bioaccumulate in the earth’s crust.

  • Acute and chronic heavy metal poisoning
  • Testing and Treatment of Metal Poisoning
  • Specific Types of Metal Poisoning
  • Improperly coated food containers, plates and cookware
  • Priority metal (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury) poisoning
  • Conventional and chelation therapies
  • Heavy metal detox
  • Radiological toxicity
  • Risk Factors for Toxic Metal Exposure
  • Heavy metals toxicity and related disorders
  • Bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals
  • Organometallic forms toxicity

Heavy Metal Toxicology Conference Speakers