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What are the sources of heavy metals in our body?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Most of the heavy metals in the body are a result of environmental contamination due to industry. In the United States alone, industrial sources and leaded gasoline each year dump more than 600,000 tons of lead into the atmosphere to be inhaled or - after being deposited on food crops, in fresh water, and in soil - to be ingested. Other common sources of heavy metals include lead from the solder in tin cans, pesticide sprays, and cooking utensils; cadmium and lead from cigarette smoke; mercury from dental fillings, contaminated fish, and cosmetics; and aluminum from antacids and cookware. Professions with extremely high exposure include battery makers, gasoline station attendants, printers, roofers, solderers, dentists, and jewelers.

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