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How to Avoid Exposure to Metals?

How to Avoid Exposure to Metals?

Although natural elements like iodine, zinc, selenium, and iron are essential for our bodies, exposure to heavy metals continuously can damage our health. These are especially harmful to breastfeeding and pregnant women since the metals can pass through their breast milk and placenta.

So how can we possibly avoid exposure to these heavy metals? Here are some effective ways to try:

Avoid cosmetic accessories that contain aluminium

Heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, lead, and cadmium are found in many cosmetic products including nail polishes and skin care products. Using these cosmetic products can expose people to heavy metals.

a person affected by metal exposure

Moreover, many commercial deodorants also contain aluminium to reduce body perspiration. Although that may guarantee us sweat-free armpits, we are at the risk of mental exposure.

Hence, it’s wise to check the ingredients before buying any cosmetic products.

Avoid drink drinking in aluminium cans

Many beverage cans are coated with a preventive layer so that your drink is not exposed to the aluminium directly. However, this coating may contain BPA which can contaminate your drink. And some beverage companies may not even care to use the preventive layer to avoid metal exposure. That’s why in either case you must always be cautious before drinking from a metal can.

Consume organic foods

Organic farming contains more antioxidants and little to no harmful pesticides. This can help reduce your chances of being exposed to heavy metals that are often included in pesticides. Although an organic diet might seem a little expensive but compare to the negative consequences of consuming metals, it is worth it.

Limit your seafood consumption

Heavy metals such as mercury are common in large species of fish. Some of the most common fishes that are at a high risk of mercury contamination include marlin, shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tuna. Moreover, these species may live longer which means they may accumulate a greater amount of mercury than other pushes.

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The qualified experts at IFS Laboratories can help you identify the presence of metallic allergens and impurities and help you prevent exposure. They’re adept at using ICP-MS techniques to test the metals effectively.

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