Exposure to certain hazardous materials such as heavy metals can quickly increase to dangerous levels. Heavy metal exposure may occur through your diet, from the environment, from medications, or from other aspects of your daily life. You could be living or working work with toxins or other toxic substances and not even know. Heavy metal toxicity occurs when there’s an excessive build-up of metals in the body.
The most common heavy metals that you or your loved ones may be exposed to include lead, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. These heavy metals are typically found in many products and surfaces we come in contact with in our everyday life. If you live in a home built prior to 1978, chances are the paints that were used contain lead that could make you and your family sick. Children who are exposed to lead, even in small amounts, may experience behavior and development problems including being inattentive, hyperactive, irritable, and have delayed growth and hearing loss. Exposure to arsenic over a period of time can cause discoloration of the skin and the appearance of small corns or warts. In the worst case scenario, high exposure to arsenic can cause death.
If you suspect heavy metal or toxin exposure you should get tested.
Contact us today to find out how WNC Medical can help find out if Heavy Metal exposure has affected you or your family.