Avoiding Heavy Metal Poisoning Part 3Written by admin on September 27th, 2011
People who are working in industrial factories and other workplaces where the products made are composed of heavy metals are at a higher risk for metallosis but there are preventive measures used to avoid this. The establishment managing the industrial workers are entitled to provide them with protective masks, specially-made suits, thick and impenetrable gloves, boots, and thick-glass goggles to prevent frequent unwanted contact to heavy metals employed in their line of work. For emergency cases, the vicinity must have respirators, emergency equipment, and medications or substances used to detoxify the afflicted individual’s system.
Some of the complications seen in metallosis (another term used for heavy metal toxicity), are brain fogging; persistent pain of one or more of the following body parts: the muscles, soft tissues, tendons, and/or joints; problems associated with the gastrointestinal system such as diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and nausea; unusual changes in the mood and affect; recurrent infections; headaches; dizziness; and problems in the nervous system. Mercury, lead, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, silver, zinc and tin are the heavy metals known to cause metallosis in many people.
Detoxification is needed when there is heavy metal toxicity because this is a serious condition which could lead to death. Bring the patient to the emergency unit of the nearest hospital in order to apprehend complications from toxic levels of heavy metals. For initial heavy metal poisoning managements, you can the consult poison control lines.
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