Heavy metals, especially Mercury and Lead, are potent toxins. Developing brains of young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of these metals. Studies have proven that children with Mercury poisoning will present trouble with language skills, attention and co-ordination as well as various other problems. Lead on the other hand will affect a child’s learning and memory abilities. Cadmium is another heavy metal with negative effects. This heavy metal will not have a direct effect on a child’s behaviour, but will affect learning.
At Solutions4Learning we can carry out a urine challenge test to determine the heavy metal levels within your child. This test involves the addition of a chelating agent to the sample which then binds to the metals and presents useful data / results. We can test for the following heavy metals: Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium and Nickel.