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Shooting Range Employee Diagnosed with Lead Poisoning

A local news channel in Nashville, TN is reporting on a shooting range employee who is suffering from lead poisoning.  After weeks of working at […]

Lead in Traditional Pottery

Traditional pottery and other ceramics are created using a porous form of clay.  In order to hold food or liquid the pottery must be glazed […]

Where To Recycle Your Used Batteries

Batteries contain harmful toxic materials including acid, lead, nickel, lithium, cadmium, alkaline, mercury, and nickel metal hydride.  When we throw them in the trash they […]

Heavy Metals Found in Popular Fruit Juices

Consumer Reports (CR) tested 45 popular fruit juices and found alarming levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in almost half of them.  This should be […]

Fish Lice As Possible Early Indicator of Polluted Fresh Water

Researchers at the University of Johannesburg are examining fish lice as a potential early warning parasite for fresh water polluted by toxic heavy metals.   The […]

Sculptor Poisoned by Toxic Mussel Shells

A sculpture of Adam by Gillian Genser A Toronto artist who created sculptures by sanding & grinding mussel shells over the past 15 years has […]

High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently revealed that alarming levels of heavy metals, including lead, were found in kratom products. During a separate investigation […]

Research Shows High Levels of Heavy Metals Lead to Greater Risk of High Cholesterol

Last weekend in Chicago, researchers from the American Heart Association (AHA) presented preliminary findings linking higher blood levels of heavy metals to increased levels of […]

Heavy Metal Testing on Colorado’s Marijuana Expected in 2019

Independent news source Westword recently reported that according to Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), commercial marijuana products sold in the state may be tested for […]

Hurricane Katrina Reduced Lead Levels in New Orleans

The 2005 Category 5 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans by breaching surge protection levees surrounding the city, resulting in 80% of the city being flooded […]


Heavy metals commonly enter our bodies through a number of avenues.  Drinking water through old lead pipes, wearing lead based lipstick and cosmetics, aluminum in […]

Sudanese Plants Show Promise in Removing Heavy Metals

According to an article printed in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, three Sudanese medicinal plants may have the ability to remove heavy […]