heavy metals

(redirected from Heavy element)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

heavy

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.

More discussions about heavy metals
References in periodicals archive ?
Astronomers have hypothesized that large quantities of heavy elements in the disk would lead to more efficient planet formation.
Washington, June 14 ( ANI ): Earlier it was thought the small worlds like Earth form mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon.
This allowed the team to conclude that more heavy elements make a stronger cycle.
Thus, the cocoon model explains the panchromatic dataset and successfully demonstrates that merging neutron stars are the long-sought production sites where heavy elements are forged in the Milky Way.
Figuring out the impact of that interaction in this unusual nucleus could help scientists better predict the potential location of the "island of stability," a theorized region of the periodic table with heavy elements that may be stable for long periods of time (SN: 6/5/10, p.
Analyzing complex matrix materials with a wide range of light and heavy elements, from trace to high concentration levels, is the instrument's core competency.
Nuclear processes in the interior of these stars have created heavy elements like iron, silicon, carbon and oxygen.
Agricultural Research Centre, the Central Laboratory for Insecticides Residuals & Heavy Elements in Food
Several chapters at the end quickly cover nonmetals, toxic metals, and the use of radionuclides and less toxic heavy elements in medicine.
The SpectroScout is claimed to provide precise measurements from trace to minor and major concentrations across a range of relevant elements from heavy elements, such as uranium, to light elements, such as sodium, with rapid (typically 10 to 15 minutes) turnaround.
The results of the study have shown that all organic products, which were at the centre of the study, did not meet the international specifications set for organic labels, especially being free of pesticide residues or heavy elements," she added.

Full browser ?