Health Impacts of Lead Toxicity
Lead Toxicity can cause the following problems:
The function of hundreds of vital metallo-enzymes is impaired by displacement of zinc, copper, manganese, iron and chromium.
Hormones and Glands
Lead inactivates many hormones, particularly thyroxin and reduces the binding rate of protein in the thyroid gland.
Organs, Blood and Body Systems
When lead reduces zinc levels kidney function may be impaired. Lead reduces formation of glycogen from glucose in the liver. Lead increases the destruction rate of red blood cells. Excretion of uric acid is reduced by lead toxicity.
Osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, low back pain and rickets are linked to excess lead levels.
Abnormal brain function, blindness, convulsions, deafness, dyslexia, encephalitis, encephalopathy, epilepsy, fatigue, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease and vertigo are associated with lead toxicity.
Arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular dysfunction can be aggravated by lead levels.
Abdominal pain, colic, constipation, indigestion, liver dysfunction.
Lead toxicity effects the reproductive system in many ways: impotency, infertility, diminished libido, menstrual difficulties, miscarriage, sterility, premature births and stillbirths.
Endocrine and Metabolic systems
Adrenal insufficiency, hypopituitarism and hypothyroidism can be linked to excess lead levels.
Nephritis and renal dysfunction.
Gum disease and tooth decay.
Diabetes, hypoglycemia and impairment of glycogen storage.
Anxiety, poor concentration, mental depression, hallucinations, hyperkinesis, impairment of memory, mental retardation, mood swings, bipolar, nightmares, psychotic behavior and schizophrenia.
Anaemia, alopecia, cancer and impaired cell integrity.
Excitability, restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, hallucinations, loss of memory, loss of concentration and depression.
The above information is based mainly on articles by Analytical Research Labs Inc, Phoenix, Arizona.
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