This is not a discussion of loud, electronic rock ‘n’ roll music, but one of impact to all people living in this day and age who are being exposed to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. Though not normally found in or used by the human species, they are becoming more widely present in our environment, leading to serious concerns. There are possibly more problems from these metals, which interfere with normal bodily function, than have been considered in most medical circles. Reviewing all of our vitamins and minerals has shown us that most every substance that is useful can be a toxin or poison, as well. The metals discussed in this section are known primarily-almost exclusively-for their potential toxicity in the body, though commerically they may have great advantages.
Previously, the medical community’s concern over metal toxicity was in regard to acute industrial exposure, where certain dramatic measures were performed to stimulate elimination of those metals. More recently, there has been concern over lead intoxication in children from sucking or eating lead-based paint, for example, and legislation has been enacted to reduce this possible contamination, though these measures will probably have a greater effect on future generations.
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