NICKEL POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Skin rashes, respiratory illness, and myocardial infarction. It also interferes with the Kreb’s cycle. WHERE FOUND—Nickel is found in hydrogenated fats and oils and refined and processed foods, SOLUTIONS—Read labels and use nothing...

MERCURY POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Allergies, anxiety, metallic taste, gastroenteritis, burning mouth pain, salivation, abdominal pain, tremors, uncontrolled crying, vertigo, nausea, and vomiting. Mercury poisoning can lead to colitis, kidney disease, dermatitis, asthma, hair loss,...

LEAD POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Lead poisoning produces hyperactivity in children, behavioral problems, and weakened minds. Chronic lead poisoning causes reproductive disorders, impotence in men, infertility in women, and anemia. Sudden infant death syndrome occurs more often in...

FLUORIDE POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Mottled, discolored teeth. This is a permanent change which cannot be reversed. THE PROBLEM—Dentists prescribe fluoride substances for teeth; fluoride, a trace mineral, is added to most city water in excessively large amounts. The objective is to...

DDT POISONING

THE PROBLEM—We still have DDT poisoning. First introduced in 1939, into agriculture, to kill insects, and banned in December 1972. DDT is still here. First, it has long-lasting effects on birds, fish, animals, and humans. Second, it is still in the water and soil....

COPPER POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Excess amounts of copper can result in emotional problems, behavioral disorders, mood swings, anemia, depression, kidney damage, eczema, schizophrenia, sickle-cell anemia, and central nervous system damage. It can produce infections, heart attack,...

CADMIUM POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Anemia; joint soreness; hair loss; dry, scaly skin; dulled sense of smell; high blood pressure; loss of appetite. It can lead to emphysema and cancer. Cadmium is a trace metal; but it is poisonous and weakens the immune system by decreasing T-cell...

ARSENIC POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—Confusion, headaches, drowsiness, convulsions, vomiting, muscle cramps, diarrhea, bloody urine, and gastrointestinal problems. Alopecia, constipation, delayed healing of skin problems, edema, burning and tingling, and stomatitis. The lungs, skin,...

ALUMINUM POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASES—Many symptoms are similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease (which see) and osteoporosis (which see). Other symptoms include gastrointestinal problems, colic, rickets, extreme nervousness, headache, anemia, poor kidney and liver function,...

CHEMICAL POISONING

SYMPTOMS AND DISEASE—A remarkable variety of symptoms can occur, among which the following are common: stuffy nose, watery eyes, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, nausea, upset stomach, eczema, depression, headache, fatigue, bronchitis, asthma, and arthritis. WHERE...