Heavy Metal Testing

The Heavy Metal Test is an in clinic test used used to expose heavy metal toxicity in liquids i.e...

  • water

  • urine

  • saliva

The term heavy metal refers to any metallic chemical element that has a relatively high density and is toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. These metals cannot be held in colloidal suspension (like trace metals found in colloidal mineral formulations) and cannot be degraded or destroyed.

Examples of heavy metals include but are not limited to (with the most common metals found in today’s living environment being) mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and thallium (Tl).

Thankfully there are ways to detect and remove most toxic metals. What form of heavy metals are present can be detected by a simple colourmetric system. Using a chemical called ‘dithazone’ we can ‘paint’ these heavy metals with a colour making the metal poisoning visible. The dithazone reacts differently to each metal, so for Mercury you will always get a yellow colour and for Copper a brown colour.

The difference between the Heavy Metal Test Kit and other methods for detecting heavy metals (Atomic Absorption Spectro Photometry etc.) is that this kit will exclusively detect ionic and free radical generating heavy metals.

This means that a needed element such as Zinc will not be detected with the test kits but ionic Zinc that produces free radicals will be. We know that a change in colour of the green test solution indicates the presence of ionic metals.