Heavy Metals: Could You Benefit from a Detox? Heavy metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium can be breathed, swallowed, or absorbed. Over time they accumulate in the body -- particularly the kidneys, liver, central nervous system, brain, and fat cells -- and may be linked to a variety of conditions, including heart disease, dementia, neurological problems, autism, infertility, and more.
Pesticides Pesticide levels in people tested drop to undetectable levels when they ate an organic diet. When the subjects went back to their conventional, non-organic diet, however, pesticide residues became detectable almost immediately. ... more