Adverse health implications may result from accumulation of Heavy metals (HM) overload in human body. The most commonly encountered toxic metals are Arsenic, Lead, Aluminum, Mercury, Cadmium, and Iron. They may enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, or dermal absorption. Exposure to environmental contamination with HM is a growing problem throughout the world that has risen dramatically in the last 50 years as a result of an exponential increase in the use of HM in industrial processes and products. Recently, exposure to HM particles, even at levels below those known to be nontoxic, can have serious health effects. Virtually, all aspects of animal and human immune system functions are compromised by HM particulates exposure. Heavy metal toxicity is one of the most difficult conditions to treat in modern medicine.
Treatment regimens for HM toxicity can vary significantly and should be tailored specifically to an individuals age, exposure, and medical condition. A protocol involving diet, nutritional balance and gentle detoxification has helped many to recover both physical and mental health. Conventional and alternative medical treatments include chelation therapy, supportive care, and decontamination. Follow-up laboratory testing is required until metal levels are within the normal reference range, particularly when the exposure was acute or the person continues
to have symptoms after treatment.
Last date updated on June, 2014