The reality is that heavy metals can be harmful to your health if they are found in drinking water.
With the current situation of factories and industrial parks discharging waste and untreated wastewater directly into the environment, our water source is increasingly polluted. Industrial wastewater contains a lot of toxic substances and heavy metals. We often hear that heavy metals can be harmful to human health, but do you know the actual level of danger of heavy metals when they are introduced into the human body?
The harmful effects of heavy metals include stunted growth and development, cancer, organ damage, nervous system damage, and more seriously, death. Exposure to certain metals, such as mercury and lead, can also cause autoimmune disease, in which a person’s immune system attacks its own cells. This can lead to joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and diseases of the kidneys, circulatory system, and nervous system.
The heavy metals commonly associated with human poisoning cases are lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. Other heavy metals, including copper, zinc, and chromium, are needed by the body but in small amounts they can be toxic in larger doses than needed.