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heavy metals

Metals such as mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, and arsenic that have known toxic effects on internal organs, such as the kidneys, brain, bone, or retina.

heavy metals,

n.pl metallic compounds, such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel. Exposure to these metals has been linked to immune, kidney, and neurotic disorders.


having great weight.

heavy chain
see heavy chain.
heavy chain switch
see class switching.
heavy grain feeding
feeding of cereal grain feeds at levels in excess of conventional practice is frequently followed by carbohydrate engorgement, rumenitis and hepatic abscessation. Persistent feeding at levels less than those conducive to lactic acidosis is thought to contribute to the development of left displacement of the abomasum.
heavy horse breeds
heavy metals
lead, mercury, silver, zinc, copper, arsenic, iron.
heavy veal calves
fed on hard feed, weigh >400 lb (182 kg), aged >3 weeks. Called also western veal calves.

Patient discussion about heavy metals

Q. I was told that platinum is used in fragrances for the fullness of the spray. Please tell me more! Three years ago I was diagnosed with off the lab chart levels of platinum in my body. I have no hobby or avenue for exposure other than my work. I have sold fragrances for over ten years. Even the Regional EPA Air Quality person doesnt know where I am getting this. I was told by a health director who made some calls. He told me that platinum is used in fragrances for the "fullness of the spray". Would you please tell me more about this? Thank you!

A. Thank you Joseph83! What list of materials shall I look at? I know that the FDA doesn't regulate these products; also, I wonder if there is a masking name for platinum. I have so much of this in me, it just has to come from somewhere! I'm amazed that the EPA SUPPOSEDLY doesn't know where its coming from either.

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