Saturday, July 26, 2008


What does copper look like?
Unlike most metals, which are usually silvery white, copper has a pinkish gold color. It is ductile and rather supple in its pure state; an excellent conductor of electricity and heat.

What are some uses for copper?
Copper has been used for thousands of years for coinage, cookware, armor and a variety of other uses because of its easy accessibility and malleability. In modern times copper is used for numerous applications, in fact too many to list on this page. But here are a few of the more common uses for copper in today's society:
- Electrical wire
- Electromagnets
- Magnetron in microwave ovens
- Roofing materials
- The Statue of Liberty
- Plumbing
- Cookware
- Coins

How does one come into contact with Copper?
Copper is an essential nutrient to plants and animals and therefore is usually found in the human bloodstream. A small amount of copper in the body is needed for basic functioning, however, in excess amount copper can be poisonous. A person can be exposed to excess copper through copper in the air near smelting factories, in drinking water from running through old copper pipes, food, ingesting copper containing fungicides, and from excess skin contact.

What are the Effects of Overexposure to Copper?
- Nose and throat irritation
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Kidney or liver damage
- Death

Reducing exposure to Copper:
The most likely source of exposure to copper is through drinking water so the best ways to reduce overexposure is to run the faucet for at least 15 seconds in the morning, especially if you have copper pipes. Also, you can buy a water filter system. One company that makes products especially for this is Waiora, they have a large line of detoxification and wellness products.

Testing for Copper in the Body:
A blood, urine or feces test at a doctor's office can test for copper in the body but cannot determine exact amounts without further, specialized testing. An easy, at home way of testing for overexposure to copper is a Heavy Metal Screen Test kit.

For more information on Copper and Copper Poisoning:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rik J. Deitsch and Dr. Stewart Lonky Interview

Invisible Killers Authors Rik J. Deitsch and Dr. Stewart Lonky discuss environmental toxins on WGHP

This book is a must have for your library!
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Remember also to purchase a Heavy Metal Test Kit for your home, it's the easiest, and most cost effective way, to test for lead and other dangerous metals you may be exposed to.

Until next time,

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil

Why Do You Need to Be Concerned About Lead?

Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.

Most Common Sources of Lead Poisoning:
Deteriorating lead-based paint
Lead contaminated dust
Lead contaminated residential soil

The rest of this article can be found at:

Remember to purchase a Heavy Metal Test Kit for your home, it's the easiest, and most cost effective way, to test for lead and other dangerous metals you may be exposed to.