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Heavy metals

Quick summary of the science  :

Heavy metals are a group of elements that have a high atomic weight and density.  Below is a periodic table highlighting the heavy metals of special interest in biology.

Periodic table highlighting heavy metals of biological relevance

Not all heavy metals are bad for us. Some heavy metals, like iron, copper and zinc, are essential nutrients that our bodies need in small amounts. However, others, like lead and mercury, can be toxic even in very small quantities. When people talk about heavy metals, they are often referring to the ones that can cause harm to human health and the environment. These elements are found naturally in the environment, but human activities like mining, industrial processes, and waste disposal can release them into the air, water, and soil. Exposure to these toxic heavy metals can lead to a range of health problems, including damage to the nervous system, kidneys, and liver, as well as developmental problems in children.

Below are some of the posts related to heavy metals in general.

If you are interested in specific heavy metals, scroll to the bottom of the page to find links to specific heavy metals library pages. We have pages on the "good" ones such as iron, zinc  and selenium, as well as the problematic ones, such a mercury and aluminium. 

Arsenic, cadmium, lead and mecury are everywhere – so exposure is unavoidable. So when you’ve been exposed, how do you get rid of them, naturally ?
Heavy metals have to hijack systems that are in place to move metals that we need.  And this creates a leverage point to protect you from heavy metal toxicity
Every brand of lipstick tested contained a collection of metals. Some more, some less. Nothing to worry about, as long as you’re not a lipstick licker.
Bees are not always discerning flower diners – they’re happy to feed on nectar laced with heavy metals, but heavy metals are not
Adding a sprig of cilantro to the jug of water on the table, will ensure you clean up the heavy metals, at your next social event

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