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The list of heavy metals generally includes arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium, copper, zinc, nickel, selenium, silver, antimony, manganese, and several others. The Food & Drug Administration only has specific safety levels for a few of these—cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury—because those are the elements within this category that most commonly make their way into the food supply. Here are some of the hazards of heavy metals on human body. Mercury directly sinks into the liver after ingestion, causing great damage to the visual nerves of the brain. Chromium can cause numbness in the extremities and mental disorders. Arsenic causes pigmentation of the skin, leading to abnormal keratosis. Cadmium causes hypertension, leads to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, destroys bone calcium, and causes renal dysfunction. Lead is a highly toxic one in heavy metal pollution. Once it enters the human body, it is highly possible to affect brain cells that directly harm humans, especially the fetal neural plate, which can cause congenital sulcus to return shallow and mental retardation; causing the elderly dementia, brain death, etc.
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