Category Archives: Heavy Metals and Health

Should stained glass hobbyists be concerned about lead poisoning?

Yes, to put it bluntly.  We’ve seen many posts and replies on stained glass blogs and forums stating that “lead exposure isn’t that big of a deal”.  We feel that your safety and health are “big deals”.  If we could we’d respond to them all like this:
Safety is definitely an issue when dealing with toxic [...]

F.Y.I. – Cobalt

To revert back to our theme of getting the information you need so you “Don’t put your health in other people’s hands”, I did some research on cobalt, a toxic heavy metal that is # 49 on the government’s list of Hazardous Substances.
Not to be confused however, with Cobalt, the discontinued compact car, cobalt is [...]

Why the drop in crime?

Lead is in the news on a regular basis.  After all, it is listed as the second most dangerous substance (after arsenic) on the government’s list.  And it’s been around forever.  Lead occurs naturally in small quantities in the earth’s crust, and it has been mined, smelted and used in the manufacture of products for [...]

“Paradise Remade”

A front page article in The Miami Herald entitled “Paradise Remade” caught my attention this morning.  The reporter, Frances Robles, spent time in God’s Paradise, a low-income collection of settlements in a city called Haina in the Dominican Republic, where she gathered information on the children who had been poisoned by playing in the remnants [...]

A LEAD-FREE Post

While idly watching tv on a leisurely Sunday afternoon I happened upon a PBS documentary called “Bag It”.  I’m sure you can guess what it’s about.  Plastic!  Plastic and its environmental and health effects.  It’s an interesting documentary if you’d like to gain more information on this topic.  However, I’m sure under certain circumstances this [...]

Something to think about…..

The news from Japan during the past month has been tragic:  the terrible loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami, and then the damage to the nuclear plant and the subsequent spread of radiation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese as they struggle to recover.
When tragedies occur, we [...]

A Sticky Situation

Zinc is not something we pay much attention to, unless you are a sun worshiper who uses a lot of zinc oxide to protect lips and nose from getting too much sun.  But it is one of the heavy metals that our soap, Clean-All Heavy Metals Hand & Body Soap, will remove from your hands [...]

To eat, or not to eat

Sharon brought up a good point in last week’s post.  She mentioned that her banker had to limit her intake of canned tuna to avoid debilitating headaches.  In fact, I’ve read so many articles on mercury poisoning recently that I’m currently off seafood.  What struck me initially while researching this topic was how grey this [...]

Upon closer inspection…

We just got an e-mail request for our soap from a fashion designer who works with unfinished garments imported from China.  It turns out that these garments could be contaminated with heavy metals:  arsenic, cadmium and lead and as a result, she is undergoing chelation therapy to remove heavy metals from her body.
This is a [...]

Germs? And Microbes? And Lead? Oh my!

We’re in the middle of developing an online marketing campaign for Clean-All Heavy Metals®Hand & Body Soap.  While going over some updates for our instructions we started a dialogue about hygiene.  It got us thinking, is there a right way and or a wrong way to wash your hands?  Turns out, there is.  You won’t [...]