Tag: cadmium

Heavy Metals in Your Lipstick

Here we go again. Not only does lipstick contain lead, which I have reported on a couple times, but a new study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 commonly sold lipsticks and lip glosses and found they contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and five other metals. Not all the metals were at levels…

Mineral Toxins and Autoimmunity—What Can We Do?

A recent article from the Journal of Environment International showed a significant connection between elevated blood mercury levels and autoimmune antibodies to parts of the thyroid gland, specifically thyroglobulin.1 Thyroglobulin is a protein made in the thyroid gland that is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. With mercury in the thyroid gland, antibodies develop and attach to thyroglobulin, producing…

Heavy Metals in Jewelry

  You know that cute little charm bracelet you picked up last week on the sale rack at your favorite shop? It might have higher levels of the heavy metal cadmium than you’d like. This has become such a problem that five states have passed legislation limiting cadmium in jewelry, but mostly in items intended for children, since children tend…