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Heavy Metal Detoxification

Heavy Metal Detoxification Heavy metals (including lead, cadmium, mercury, and the metalloid arsenic) are persistent in the environment and have documented potential for serious health consequences. Heavy metal toxicity may damage: central nervous system cardiovascular system gastrointestinal system lungs kidneys liver endocrine glands bones Fortunately, integrative interventions like selenium and garlic have been shown to decrease the buildup and increase the excretion of toxic heavy metals. Risk Factors for Toxic...

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Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy Metal Toxicity The term “heavy metal” assumes a variety of different meanings throughout the different branches of science. Although “heavy metal” lacks a consistent definition in medical and scientific literature, the term is commonly used to describe the group of dense metals or their related compounds, usually associated with environmental pollution or toxicity. Elements fitting this description include lead, mercury, and cadmium. While data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

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