Heavy metals include arsenic, chromium, cobalt, lead, and nickel. Individually these metals create havoc in the body. Some of the problems that occur when humans ingest or inhale heavy metals can lead to tremors, headaches, infertility, mental “fog”, anxiety, depression, memory problem, deteriorating eye health, poor kidney function, digestive problems, and poor immune function.
Normally when regulatory agencies set limits for toxic substances in products that impact public health, the limit is set for the individual toxic substance. The theory is based on the idea that a little of a toxic substance won’t really cause problems for human health. It is unfortunate that, in fact, this theory does not take into account the long term effects and toxic build up of multiple exposures. But that’s not the worst of it. When toxic substances are used in combination the effects are amplified over that of singular exposure.