Toxic Metals 101 – Lead Toxicity

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Toxic Metals 101 – Lead Toxicity



(Lily Whitehawk for Total Health RESONANCE)

Symptoms of lead toxicity:

*Thyroid malfunction

*Gastrointestinal disorders

*Circulatory disorders

*Kidney malfunction

*Disorders of the bones and muscles

*Damage to the reproductive system

*Weakness and fatigue

*Neurological damage

*Developmental issues


More specifically:

Symptoms of lead toxicity in children:

*Abdominal pain



*Learning difficulties




Symptoms of lead toxicity in newborn babies exposed to lead in utero:

*Learning difficulties

*Slowed growth

Symptoms of lead toxicity in adults:

*Muscle weakness


*Memory loss

*Decline in mental function

*Mood disorders

*Abdominal pain

*High blood pressure

*In pregnant women, miscarriage or premature birth

*Malformed sperm as well as reduced sperm count

*Pain, numbness and/or tingling in the extremities


Target Areas:







*Reproductive organs


*Gastrointestinal system


Sources of lead exposure:

*Water pipes and drains (Even in some newer homes, copper pipes are soldered together with lead)

*Roofing materials

*Lead paint

*Dust from older home renovations (any structures built before 1978)

*Soil contaminated by deteriorating structures containing lead or located near busy highways

*Produce grown in contaminated soil

*Soldering material

*Some cosmetics

*Tattoo ink


*Imported canned goods


*Glass production

*Gasoline fumes

*Cable coverings

*Some artificial turf

*Some rubber playground surfaces

*Old or imported toys


Visit your wellness center or health care professional to find out if you have heavy metal toxicity.  A good provider will test  either your hair, blood or urine (or a combination of these three), as well as do an intake consisting of extensive questions and analysis of your symptoms and past environmental and health history.




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