Toxic Heavy Metals
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#1 exposures is from vaccinations. Metal
that has resistant properties to corrosion. It is used in foil,
kitchenware and automobile and aircraft industries. Workers who are at
risk for toxicity are those in refineries, foundries and also welders
and grinders. Dialysis persons can also have toxicity.
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Conjunctivitis, eczema, upper airway irritation, pneumoconiosis, and
especially with dialysis persons, neurotoxicity and osteomalacia.
with lead for the production of semiconductors and thermoelectric
devices. Other exposures include pharmaceuticals, mining, making pewter,
solder, and storage battery plates.
Cardiotoxicity occurs with antimony
pharmaceuticals. Occupational exposure - irritation of mucus membranes,
eczema, chemical burns, perforation of the nasal septum, antimony spots,
benign pneumoconiosis and possible lung cancer risk. Antimony in
combination with a strong acid leads to Stibine toxicity with hemolysis,
shock, CNS symptoms and death due to anuria.
smelters and coal burning emit this. Contaminated well water is found in
South America, West Bengal and Taiwan. Used in manufacture of
semiconductors, pesticides, opal glass, pharmaceuticals, paint and
coating, and leather tanning. Taxidermists use arsenic.
Acute effects - vomiting, colic and diarrhea,
fever, cardiotoxicity, shock, and death. Inhaled Arsine causes
dizziness, headache, hemolysis, jaundice, kidney damage and death.
Chronic effects - sensorimotor neuropathy, eczema, hyperkeratosis,
hyperpigmentation, vascular effects including Raynaud's, acrocyanosis
and necrosis. Associated with lung cancer.
Utilized in drilling muds, glass, ceramic glazes, paper, pesticides, and
X-Ray contrast material.
Inhalation with insoluble form causes benign pneumoconiosis (Baritosis)
and soluble salts cause hypokalemia. Acute poisoning - smooth muscle
stimulation, vomiting, colic, diarrhea and eventual paralysis.
Manufacture of fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tubes and space and
effects - allergic dermatitis and chemical pneumonia. Chronic effects -
berylliosis - granulomatous lung disease.
in fertilizer and sewage sludge (contaminating agricultural soil).
Cadmium is used for plating and corrosion treatment of iron and steel.
Utilized in production of batteries, and in spray painting, and cutting
cadmium and its ores.
effects - toxic pneumonitis. Chronic effects - renal
dysfunction/nephropathy and osteomalacia. Long term exposure - emphysema
and lung cancer.
in food and water especially in Northern Europe. It is an essential
trace element. Used in the steel industry, welding, photographic
emulsions and wood preservatives. Hexavalent Cr (VII) is more toxic then
trivalent Cr (III).
Disorders: Cr (VI)
- Corrosion of the nasal septum and circumscribed ulcers or chrome
holes. Cr (III) - allergen, eczema and asthma. Lung cancer (hexavalent).
Production of hard metal, which is cemented by a cobalt binder. Cobalt
compounds are in catalysts and in desiccators. It is also an essential
irritation, asthma and "hard metal pneumoconiosis." Eczema, especially
in the hand. Cardiomyopathy has been reported among beer drinkers.
Production of electric equipment, alloys, plumbing and heating systems.
fume fever. Patients with Wilson's disease are at risk for toxicity.
Exposures: It is
an essential element. Toxic effects are manifested with overdose of Iron
supplements. Foundry workers, grinders, welders are exposed to Iron
- GI upset/lesions, metabolic acidosis, toxic hepatitis and shock.
Chronic overload - Hemachromatosis - hemasiderosis, liver cirrhosis and
cancer. Inhalation - Pulmonary siderosis.
Environmental - gasoline additives (organolead is contained in gasoline
as an octane booster), lead based paint, lead soldered cans and ceramic
glazes. Occupational - Primary manufacture of lead, lead production from
auto batteries and scrap metal. Production of batteries. Welding and
cutting of lead alloys.
Inorganic lead - encephalopathy, seizures,
decreased intellectual performance of children, anemia and lead palsy in
adults. Acute effects- nephro toxicity, GI upset anorexia, dysphagia,
constipation, renal dysfunction and lead seams in gingiva. Organic lead
- sleepiness, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia and psychosis.
Occupational exposure to magnesium oxide.
Disorders: Eye and
upper airway irritation. Metal fume fever.
Production of metal alloys and welding rods, dry batteries and pigments
for the glass and ceramic industry.
effect by inhalation - pneumonitis and metal fume fever. Chronic effects
- Parkinson's like disease.
is from vaccinations. Mercury
is evaporated in the atmosphere. Inorganic mercury is methylated in the
marine environment by microorganisms and then accumulates in fat
deposits of fish. Marine carnivores are at high risk for toxicity. Used
in the manufacture of thermometers, manometers, electric equipment,
fluorescent light bulbs, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Used in amalgam
for dental filling.
exposure by inhalation - chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
Ingestion of organic compounds - GI irritation, vomiting, bloody
diarrhea and stomach pains. Dermal exposure - contact dermatitis. CNS
effects - erethism (restlessness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and
memory deficits) and intention tremor with also gingivitis. Nephrotoxic
effects. In children - pink disease (reddish scaly skin eruption).
Methyl mercury (seen in the pollution of Minamata Bay) causes
paraesthesias, ataxias, visual field defects and deafness. Congenital
exposure may lead to cerebral palsy.
Exposures: Used in
alloys, surface treatment of metals, catalysts in electronics and
production of nickel-cadmium batteries.
of the nasal sinuses and lung cancer. Contact eczema. Nickel carbonyl
may cause shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain,
vomiting, pulmonary symptoms, cerebral toxicity and death.
Essential trace element. Used in soldering and welding.
oxide is associated with metal fume fever. Symptoms of this syndrome in
the first few hours are malaise, cough, sore throat and metallic taste
in the mouth. Six to eight hours after onset, the persons' experience
influenza-like symptoms with chills, muscle pains, headache and fever.
It usually lasts less than a day. Laboratory findings are elevated
erythrocyte sedimentation rate, leukocytosis, and elevated lactate