Toxin Levels Testing

Toxic elements are common to the environment and are responsible for both intentional poisonings and unintentional exposures that can lead to adverse health effects and potentially death. Dangerous exposures can be prevented by recognizing and minimizing common sources of toxic elements in our diet, water, workplace, and homes. Laboratory testing is an important tool for detecting and managing toxic element exposure, several analytical methods are available. However, the clinical value of elemental testing is dependent upon collecting an appropriate specimen at an appropriate time, with consideration of many pre-analytical variables that can compromise testing. In this review, toxicokinetics and pre-analytical variables associated with toxic element testing are discussed, with emphasis on arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.

Risks of Toxicants

There are many different risks when it comes to toxicants in our body. Some of the initial symptoms that we might be able to see are:

  • Weight gain
  • Autoimmunity
  • Brain fog
  • Digestive issues
  • Nerve tremors
  • Skin Symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain

Beyond this, though, are disease concerns from environmental toxicants. These are far more serious, and can include:

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Neuropathy


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