Heavy metal exposure represents a serious worldwide health and environmental hazard. Excessive amounts of lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium, zinc and copper pose the greatest concern to health, as they frequently result in compromised mental and central nervous system function, alterations in blood composition, damage to organs (such as the lungs, kidneys and liver), and nausea, vomiting, and overall reduced energy level. Chronic exposure to heavy metals are also associated with various cancers and degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
Degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, along with various types of cancer, are associated with chronic exposure to heavy metal toxins. Exposure often results from ingestion of food, water, non-food materials, such as contaminated soil or paint chips, or absorption through the skin in occupational or residential settings. Metal contamination represents a persistent environmental problem at many industrial sites.
Periodic Products’ filter systems and Chelok® polymers represent an efficient, time saving and safe solution to the challenges that modern industry and municipalities face in operating under ever tightening environmental and regulatory restrictions.