There are no “safe levels” of heavy metal exposure… and that includes LEAD.
And yet.. the EPA still tells us otherwise. The Environmental Protection Agency guidelines say that 15 parts per billion (ppb) of lead is acceptable.
That’s way below the 75 ppb they claimed was safe in the 1970s…
Here are the facts.
In a recently completed 20-year study of 14,289 people, blood levels of less than 5 ppb were directly linked to heart disease and cardiovascular mortality.
In fact, lead exposure is linked to more than 400,000 heart disease deaths every year.1
How does this heavy metal hurt your heart?
Studies now make it obvious that lead toxicity causes the development of oxidative stress. The heart is one of your body’s biggest users of oxygen. As blood levels of lead increase, this oxidative stress damages endothelial cells and results in autophagy – or cell death.2
Further research shows lead exposure also dramatically increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.3
Exposure also increases your risk for cancer, especially of the liver, kidneys, lungs and brain.4
Heavy metal poisoning is something that sneaks up on you over time, so symptoms are often missed by traditional doctors.
Some of these extremely vague symptoms include:
- Irritability and anxiety
- High blood pressure
- Joint and muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
- Memory loss
- Tingling of extremities
- Kidney dysfunction
A blood test is the only way to diagnose lead poisoning., so what can you do?
If you have had the test and got the bad news… chelation will come up for you.
Chelation comes from the Greek word “claw.”
Calcium disodium EDTA is injected into your bloodstream using an IV. The EDTA surrounds and ’claws’ the lead and excretes it through your kidneys.
after that, you’ll be given three oral chelation nutrients: N-acetyl cysteine (250 mg up to 1,500 mg a day); SAM-e (200 mg to 800 mg a day);, and alpha-lipoic acid (250 mg to 600 mg a daily).
Protect your family: prevent lead exposure
We can’t count on federal, state or local governments to protect us. Here’s what you CAN do.
- Don’t use imported canned goods. While the U.S. canned goods industry stopped using lead 30 years ago, 10% of imported food is packaged in lead-soldered cans.5
- Maintain painted surfaces to prevent paint deterioration. Paint is the number one source of lead.
- Test your water through a certified laboratory. If results are positive, talk to us about options we have in 99.9% lead reduction in the water you drink. (200+ US cities have excessive lead in their water)
- Dust your home regularly. Household dust from deteriorating lead-based paint or contaminated soil can be major sources of lead exposure.
1. Lanphear B, et al. “Low-level lead exposure and mortality in US adults: a population-based cohort study.” Lancet Public Health. 2018 Apr;3(4):e177-e184. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30025-2.
2. Wei Qu, et al. “Effects of oxidative stress on blood pressure and electrocardiogram findings in workers with occupational exposure to lead.” J Int Med Res. 2019 Jun; 47(6): 2461–2470.
3. Fuller-Thomson E, and Deng Z. “Could Lifetime Lead Exposure Play a Role in Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE)?” J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;73(2):455-459.
4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Toxicological profile for lead.” 2020. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp13.pdf. Accessed October 29, 2020.