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Heavy Metals and Their Effect Upon Women’s Health

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Trace amounts of heavy metals such as copper and the proper amounts of minerals such as calcium and magnesium are essential to the functioning of the body. On the other hand, excessive amounts of toxic heavy metals and an imbalance in minerals in the body can create various health problems.

For example, copper in trace amounts, acts as a catalyst [an agent that brings about a chemical reaction] in cells to help change the glucose from foods into a storable form of energy called ATP. However, when there is an excess of copper in the body, it interferes with the ability of cells to change the glucose from foods into ATP. One of the main sources of excess copper in a woman’s body is birth control pills [BCP].

Heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury are known upset or interfere with a woman’s hormones/endocrine system. This means that they affect the ability of a woman’s body to make hormones, that they affect the ability of a woman’s body to use hormones, or they affect both the making and the use of hormones in a woman’s body.

The following are examples of how heavy metals are toxic to a woman’s body. There are, however, many more sources and health problems caused by heavy metals than are shown here.


Cadmiun

Some everyday sources of cadmium that a woman might be exposed to are:

  • oysters
  • ceramics
  • drinking water
  • cigarette smoke
  • NiCad batteries
  • evaporated milk
  • processed foods
  • refined wheat flour
  • pesticides on foods
  • fungicides on foods
  • stabilizers in plastics
  • rubber carpet backing
  • liver and items containing liver ex. liver pate

Some of the ways that cadmium specifically affects a woman are:

  • it causes habitual abortions
  • it can cause low birth weight babies
  • it can affect the way that her thyroid works
  • it affects the number of hormone receptors that she has
  • it affects the activity of the hormone receptors that she has

Lead

Some everyday sources of lead that a woman might be exposed to are:

  • snow
  • ceramics
  • hair dyes
  • rainwater
  • newsprint
  • toothpaste
  • eye mascara
  • drinking water
  • curtain weights
  • pottery hobbies
  • cigarette smoke
  • motor vehicle exhaust
  • canned fruits and juices
  • organ meats [especially liver]
  • vegetables grown in lead contaminated soil
  • Calcium [MCHC] from bone meal [from animals grazing on lead contaminated pastures]

Some of the ways that lead specifically affects a woman are:

  • it causes spontaneous abortions
  • it affects the hormone/endocrine system

Mercury

Some everyday sources of mercury that a woman might be exposed to are:

  • carrots
  • lettuce
  • shellfish
  • tattooing
  • adhesives
  • vaginal gels
  • dental fillings
  • calamine lotion
  • fabric softeners
  • mercury batteries
  • wood preservatives
  • psoriasis ointments
  • air conditioner filters
  • contact lens solutions
  • skin lightening creams
  • tuna [canned and fresh]
  • kelp and other seaweeds
  • laxatives containing calomel
  • mascara [water proof type especially]
  • toilet paper made from recycled paper
  • fungicides for lawns, trees and shrubs

Some of the ways that mercury specifically affects a woman are:

  • it causes hormone disorders
  • the more mercury fillings that a woman has, more mercury there is in her breast milk

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