Boulder Natural Health offers the Urine Toxic Metals and Essential Elements Analysis by Doctor’s Data to assess exposure to toxic heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This profile includes elements used in medical, aerospace, nuclear and high-tech electronics industries. Use of these potential toxins is increasing because of their growing commercial, industrial, and medical applications.
The Urine Toxic Metals and Essential Elements Analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements. This is an ideal test for clients suspected of toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient deficiencies.
Toxic heavy metals tested:
Sources of Exposure:
Accumulations of these toxins can occur in the human body in response to occupational exposures or to environmental exposures from toxic release in air, soil, or industrial waste systems. These sources include:
- Metal refining
- Fabrication of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies
- Electronics and computer manufacturing
- Plating and parts manufacture in aerospace and machine tool industries
The Effects of Toxic Exposures:
- Reduced energy levels
- Impaired reproductive function
- Cancer risk
- Neurological diseases
- Poor respiratory, cardiac, hepatic and immune functions
- Degenerative conditions
Part of this information comes from Doctor’s Data, Inc.