Heavy Metal and Environmental Toxin Test

Metal factory smokestack releasing steam, gas and harmful smoke

Heavy metals and toxic elements are ubiquitous in the environment and exposure can contribute to a wide range of different health conditions. One can be exposed to toxic compounds by active exposure (direct contact or occupational exposure) or passive exposure (occupational exposure, environmental exposure – pesticide and herbicide sprays – and exposure through the consumption of contaminated foods).

Excessive exposure to toxins may lead to their accumulation in the body. They tend to deposit and store in fat and glandular tissue and it is therefore difficult to determine their actual levels unless they are provoked and released from these sites of storage. The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body and is responsible for the clearing of these compounds. If the toxic burden becomes too high for the liver to cope with, the toxins will spill back into the bloodstream where they circulate and store in different parts of the body, particularly in fat and glandular tissue. Their presence, in the long-term may lead to disruptions in the normal function of these glands and contribute to disease.

The Heavy Metal and Environmental Toxin Test provides information on the presence of heavy metals and toxic elements in the body. It tests for a wide range of heavy metals, chemical compounds and environmental toxins that individuals are commonly exposed to. The full test report will provide your client with information on the most common sources of these compounds as well as their possible toxic effects. This test allows you to fully assess the presence and effects of exogenous toxins on your clients.

Included in the test are the following:

Heavy Metals

Aluminium, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Cesium, Cobalt, Fluorine, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Palladium, Platinum, Rubidium, Scandium, Silver, Strontium, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium

Chemical Compounds

Acrylamide, Azo Compounds, Benzene, Bisphenol A, Formaldehyde, Malathion, Organic Solvents, Parabens, Perchlorate, Peroxides, Phthalates, Polyvinylchloride (PVC), Sodium Hypochlorite, Styrene, Xylene

Environmental Toxins

2,4 D; 2,4,5 T, DDT, Dioxins, Endosulfan, Hydrogen Cyanamide (Hi-CaneⓇ), Glyphosate (RoundupⓇ), Methyl Bromide, Organophosphates, Paraquat

Minerals

Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc

When to use the Heavy Metal and Environmental Toxin Test:

All chronic illnesses in individuals of any age, whereby the causes are not well understood
Individuals with chronic idiopathic neurological disorders
Individuals with a known history of exposure to toxins or who are currently exposed to them

Please note that coloured or treated hair is NOT suitable for this test. Untreated hair from other parts of the body may be used.