About this test
The Toxic Metals Test (Oral health) measures 14 toxic metals already stored within the body and released before and after the chewing process. It is a useful test in cases where heavy metal toxicity, or sustained toxin release by way of braces, amalgams, fillings, dentures is suspected.
- Oral and Dental health (Primary)
- Long term use of medication, supplements (Potential use)
- Inadvertent accidental ingestion (Potential use)
Which Metals are Tested?
Metals known to be the worst offenders in terms of human health:
- Chromium, Cr
- Cobalt, Co
- Molybdenum, Mo
- Copper, Cu
- Cadmium, Cd
- Gallium, Ga
- Iridium, Ir
- Mercury, Hg
- Nickel, Ni
- Palladium, Pd
- Platinum, Pt
- Rhodium, Rh
- Silver, Ag
- Tin, Sn
Everything included: Necessary test request documentation included. Print, sign and return using provided Express Satchel. Mail Tracking included.
Results include tailored advice providing an effective starting point for change.
How Can Heavy Metal Toxicity Occur?
Heavy metals are omnipresent elements with both a high atomic weight and a density of at least 5 times than that of water. With vast applications including, but not limited to industrial, domestic, agricultural, medical and technological heavy metals have penetrated the food chain; raising concerns over their potential effects on human health and the environment.
Toxicity level depends on several factors including type of metal, degree of exposure, route of exposure as well as the age, gender, genetics, and nutritional health of the individual.
Systemic Toxicants and Human Carcinogens
Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury are of public particular health significance. The metallic elements are considered systemic toxicants which are known to cause multiple organ damage at lower amounts of exposure. They are referred to as human carcinogens by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and also the International Agency for Research on Cancer.