Liu TY1, Hung YM2,3, Huang WC3,4, Wu ML5, Lin SL3,6.
Singapore Med J. 2016 Apr 19. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016082. [Epub ahead of print]INTRODUCTION: This study investigated whether heavy metal levels were higher in persons from Taiwan as compared to persons from Western countries.METHODS: We measured the level of heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium) in the blood of 40 apparently healthy adults. Since copper does not respond to ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) infusion, only urine lead, arsenic and cadmium were determined by applying the body burden concept after calcium disodium EDTA infusion. Read More