This element is insidiously toxic with chronic accumulations affecting renal function , pulmonary and cardiovascular tissues , bone , and the peripheral nervous system . Without intervention, the biological half-life of Cadmium in humans exceeds 20 years ( Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine , 13th ed, pp 2463-64). Chronic manifestations associated with this degree of Cadmium excess include: hypertension, weight loss, microcytic-hypochromic anemia, lymphocytosis, proteinuria with wasting of beta2 microglobulin, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis (if inhalation was a route of contamination), atherosclerosis, steomalacia and lumbar pain, and peripheral neuropathy. Acute inhalation of Cadmium dusts, fumes or soluble salts may produce cough, pneumonitis and fatigue . Manifestations of Cadmium toxicity may be lessened or delayed by an individual’s protective and detoxication capacities. Zinc and vitamin E are protective; metallothionein and glutathione bind Cadmium and help detoxify itinitially. Smoking can be a source for as much as mcg Cadmium per cigarette (HEW Pub. No. NIOSH 76-1 92, US Govt. Printing Ofc., 1976). Some medical authorities consider Cadmium to be a carcinogen for lung cancer ( Harrison’s Principles , 13th ed, op. cit. pp 2463). Other occupational or environmental sources include: mining and smelting activities, pigments and paints, electroplating, electroplated parts (., nuts and bolts), batteries (Ni-Cd), plastics and synthetic rubber, photographic and engraving processes, old drums from some copy machines, photoconductors and photovoltaic cells, and some alloys used in soldering and brazing . “Cadmium Red” as used in dental acrylics (dentures) could be a significant source of exposure for those making dentures or dentists/dental techs making fine- tune adjustments (grinding) to dentures chair side. Cadmium- free acrylic dentures are now available. Depending upon the extent of net retention of Cadmium elevated urine Cadmium may occur after administration of EDTA, and to a much lesser extent DMPS, DMSA, or D-penicillamine. Blood Cadmium measurement may not be indicative ( Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine , 13th ed., pp 2463).
I have been using latisse for over a year and it was great for atleast 9 months. My eyelashes got so thick and long. Everyone commented on them. Now all my long lashes have almost all fallen out and the lashes left are short and thin and seem to come out easily too. I have gaps and am wondering if new ones will come in. I will stop using it now. Why doesn’t the company tell you this. I suspect they knew it only worked for a certain period of time. The body must get used to the drug and get rebound of some type. It is very depressing.
"I was given
Lexapro by my doctor because it was to have very few side
effects. Well I took the first dose and had flu like
symptoms. The second day I continued to have flu like
symptoms, and also ended up with a migraine. I was put on
this because of depression, but as I write this I can
honestly tell you this is my third day, and I will never,
never use this med. again!!!!!"
"I just took Lexapro for the first time about 7 hours ago. I am experiencing nausea, dizziness, decreased sex drive, and I keep grinding my teeth. I have been shaky and unable to focus on anything. Typing this statement took me nearly 10 minutes. I'm my opinion this drug should not be legal."