Historically we have used chemicals in everyday items that we now know are at toxic levels, potentially causing serious adverse health effects. Lead was used as a pigment in paint and until the 1970's levels were as high as 40%. Lead poisoning can affect almost every system in the body. Even low levels of lead in a child's blood can cause subtle problems with behavior and learning. Lead in paint can cause problems when it is chipping, peeling, or is removed. Chromuim VI, a known carcinogen was also used as a pigment for dyes, paints, inks and plastics, in corrosion inhibitors, in chromium-tanned leather and in wood preserved by copper chromium arsenate. Toys may be manufactured from materials containing chromium VI.
At Atom Earth we are passionate about finding sustainable, complete, evidence based solutions. Our services overlap in a number of ways as we consider different aspects of a whole functioning system. For example...Cadmium toxicity is increasing in incidence today. One of the primary reasons for this is a zinc deficiency in our foods. Zinc is protective against Cadmium, but deficient or imbalanced soils are producing zinc deficient foods.
Atom Earth offer a non destructive analysis survey of your home, garden and household objects. We identify and quantify toxic levels of heavy metals using portable XRF technology with same day results. Give your home environment a thorough health check today.