Heavy metals

Please click on the links below to read our articles. If you are interested in research findings, click here for links to research reports.


Toxic Metals: Implications for Clinical Practice. A study day run by the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. The day included two presentations by Rachel Nicoll of the BSEM followed by fascinating case histories from Dr Jenny Goodman and Dr Shideh Pouria. July 2015

This was the first in a planned series of all day workshops for practitioners; check in with the ION for future workshop subjects.

Detoxifying heavy metals with chlorella. Short article in Natural News. January 2014

Natural chelation for heavy metals – Sylvie Beljanski in the Townsend letter. November 2013 

Everyday heavy metal toxicity. Long post on Natural News looking at heavy metals, where they are to be found, the health effects of ingestion and how one can detox oneself. January 2013

The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs is a not-for-profit group dedicated to reducing the mercury-exposure risks, for the unborn, infants, children, adolescents and adults, from all mercury-containing medical products to which they are, or may be, exposed. January 2013

The Center for Environmental Health has some lead testing advice for anyone concerned about lead in the environment – which they advise, having discovered lead traces in everything from childrens' jewellery to chldrens' bibs. March 2011

Calcium Bentonite clay for mercury detoxification
March 2010

Lead and cadmium found in childrens' jewellery
January 2010

Protocols for the safe removal of amalgam fillings – from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology – 2007

Mercury Toxicity in Human Illness - 2003:Michelle Berriedale-Johnson reports on the joint meeting of the BSAENM (now the British Society for Ecological Medicine - www.ecomed.org.uk) and the British Society for Mercury Free Dentistry.


First Published January 2010

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Research Reports


Organic foods lower in harmful cadmium residues. September 2014

Arsenic and toxic metals found in baby foods
April 2011

Heavy metals in children’s face paints
October 2009

‘Safe’ lead levels are not safe
September 2009

Mercury in vaccines implicated in developmental delays in infant monkeys
October 2009

How mercury becomes toxic in the environment
August 2009

Blood levels of mercury rising amongst older American women
August 2009

High levels of mercury have been found in popular drinks, breads, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurts and soups containing high-fructose corn syrup
Febuary 2009

Children who are exposed to lead before birth face an increased risk of developing schizophrenia in later life
January 2009

Severe exposure to pollutants during the development of the growing fetus can cause problems that become apparent as brain functions develop - and ultimately decline - in later life. Critically, much smaller doses of chemicals, such as the neurotoxic compound methylmercury, can harm the developing brain to a much greater extent than the adult brain.
October 2008

Exposure to low doses of mercury changes the way the arteries work.
October 2008

Aluminium replaces mercury in childhood vaccines - an alarming report on the Dr Mercola site about the replacement of mercury with alumnium in childhood vaccines in the US and the possible immunological and neurological implications.
October 2008

The curse of amalgam fillings
September 2008

Is lead a danger in lipstick?
Febuary 2008

Beethoven - a victim of heavy metal?
May 2006


First Published in May 2006

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