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What would your reaction be if someone asked you to consume a dose of heavy metal every day for the rest of your life? You would certainly have cause for concern about your health and rightly so. Not many people realize that in today's modern home environment you can be exposed to a range of heavy metals and that these can be tested for.

Toxic heavy metals are present in the home which is very dangerous to your overall wellbeing. It's not just workers employed in heavy industries such as lead, steel, iron and coal who are at risk from heavy metal poisoning. Most of us are as equally threatened in the sanctuary of our own homes without realizing it. At home you can be exposed to a number of toxic metals in:-

  • Paint
  • Drinking water
  • Canned food
  • Refined chocolate

You can test at home for the following heavy metals in your system:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Aluminum

On the way to your tap, water passes through pipes and faucets that may contain lead. Drinking water contaminated with lead can get stored in your teeth and bones, not a nice thought. A high level of lead can lead to pliable arteries which over time can enter your vital organs. Some lipstick even contains lead, so read labels before applying. The dangers of cadmium and mercury A heavy metal which can be dangerous to the human body is cadmium. This particular metal can be found in a number of everyday products for instance:-

  • Soft drinks
  • Evaporated milk
  • Cigarettes

Too much cadmium can weaken your body's immune system as well as making you more prone to bone related disorders. If you're a refined chocolate lover, watch out, there are even heavy metals in cocoa, one of the main ingredients used in refined chocolate! Another heavy metal which can be dangerous to the body is mercury. Although more commonly found in lakes, rivers and other bodies of water, mercury is also present in dental fillings.

In some cases high levels of mercury can be found in amalgam fillings that could potentially affect the body's red blood cells, energy levels and capacity to produce oxygen. Unfortunately there are other harmful heavy metals in the majority of home environments like arsenic and aluminum. Non-organic arsenic is sometimes released from fuel and burning oil while aluminum is commonly found in baby products, deodorants, shampoos, creams and even some pharmaceutical drugs. The symptoms of heavy metals

There are many symptoms that can be caused by the presence of heavy metals in your home environment. If you're suffering from metal poisoning, symptoms can include:-

  • Feeling tired and irritable
  • The beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Depression or anemia
  • A foggy head

The Heavy Metals Test at Home:-

Toxic heavy metals whether consumed or inhaled can quickly deteriorate the body's immune system and might also damage the soft tissues of the body. Heavy metals can also cause irreversible damage once they build up in the body so watch what you drink and be aware of amalgam fillings. If you don't, there's a good chance you have a fair amount of toxic heavy metals in your system.

There is only one way to find out if you do and that is with a test for heavy metals. A heavy metal test can be performed using saliva or urine and the sample then sent to a lab with fast, confidential and accurate results. Look through the HomeTest products to find the best test for heavy metals.

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals are said to be mercury, lead, iron, thallium, cadmium, bismuth and arsenic (technically not a true metal but a semi-metal which means non-metal with some metallic properties). There is much debate on the precise definition when it comes to health as these as metals, or semi-metal compounds, simply have the potential to cause environmental or human toxicity.

Heavy metal poisoning can be chronic or acute. Lead is the most commonly known heavy metal to cause problems as it has been used in a lot of household products. Heavy Metals in high doses can be very detrimental to your health and testing for these metals around the home can be very simple. Please read on for more information and resources about heavy metals, their toxicity and what you can do to clean them up around the home.

Heavy Metal Toxicity: www.emedicine.medscape.com

Heavy Metal Poisoning: www.encyclopedia.com

Chemtrails: The Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health: www.globalresearch.ca

Test for Lead at home: www.hometests.com