Heavy metals are any metallic chemical elements that exhibit characteristics of having a high density while also being toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. Common heavy metals include mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium. Heavy metals are naturally occurring and are distributed all over the earth. Humans may become exposed to heavy metals through various activities, including mining and other anthropogenic activities.
In everyday life, we may suffer exposure to heavy metals as a result of industrial exposure as well as air and water pollution. Lead-coated paints may also cause lead poisoning. Silver amalgam dental fillings also contain mercury, and many dental practices have increasingly started opting for mercury-free dentistry.
Heavy metals have severe, detrimental, long-term effects on our bodies. As such, you must avoid exposure to the same, as well as practice proactive and regular detoxification.
Heavy metal toxicity has numerous adverse effects on the body. If you’ve been exposed to heavy metals for a continued period, you may struggle with:
Being vigilant about what’s in your environment, including the products you consume in your household, is one way of fighting heavy metal toxicity. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to prevent exposure to heavy metals. The good news is that you can combat the effects of the same by taking proactive steps to ensure your continued well-being.
In particular, you can take the following steps to ensure your body returns to optimal health and well-being after exposure to heavy metals: