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Avoid Lead Exposure Risks You May Not Realize

Avoid Lead Exposure Risks You May Not Realize

With: Dr. Lyn Patrick

About the Episode

Preventing lead exposure by cleaning frequently and using water filters is only the start! Despite your best efforts, you and your family may still be at risk of lead poisoning if effective mitigation strategies are not in place. By educating yourself and implementing proven ways to avoid heavy metals, you can take proactive steps to safeguard your loved ones from the harmful effects of lead exposure.

In this episode, Dr. Lyn Patrick delves into the dangers of lead exposure, uncovering shocking revelations about its pervasive presence in our environment. Dr. Patrick is a licensed naturopathic physician who has been in practice for 39 years. She specializes in environmental medicine, treating exposure to toxins and toxicants, and trains physicians and other primary healthcare providers in environmental medicine.

Listen today and start removing lead from your life!

What We Discuss

If you’re looking to understand the risks of lead exposure and discover practical ways to mitigate them, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Wendie Trubow and Dr. Lyn Patrick discuss the impact of lead exposure on human health. They share the potential dangers of lead exposure during DIY home renovation projects, emphasizing the impact of lead presence in old houses. The conversation also explores the sources of lead pollution, including its use in small aircraft fuel and the transfer of lead from pregnant women to their babies. Dr. Patrick also underscores the need for education and awareness about chemical exposures and their health risks. The episode offers valuable insights and takeaways, urging you to stay informed and raise awareness about lead exposure. For those seeking to understand the risks of lead exposure and explore practical ways to mitigate them, this episode provides essential knowledge.

The Dangers of Heavy Metal Toxicity

Elements like arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium are highly poisonous and can cause serious health problems if people are exposed to them. Dr. Patrick emphasizes the importance of avoiding exposure to these, highlighting the need for more testing and regulation in supplements and herbal medicines.

The Risks Near Small Craft Airports

Living near small craft airports can expose individuals to high levels of lead exposure. Even though leaded gasoline has been removed from standard automobile gas, it may remain present in small aircraft fuel. Awareness and precautions are critical, especially for those residing close to small airports as they are potentially exposed to extremely high and dangerous levels of lead.

Effective Strategies for Mitigating Lead Exposure

Learning about effective strategies for mitigating lead exposure can lead to promoting healthy living. Prudence in renovation works and conscious choices for residential areas can significantly reduce the risks, demonstrating that being informed can be a powerful tool for safeguarding your health.

Listen today and start removing lead from your life!

Bio

Dr. Lyn Patrick is a licensed naturopathic physician who has been in practice for 39 years. She specializes in environmental medicine, treating exposure to toxins and toxicants, and trains physicians and other primary healthcare providers in environmental medicine in a year-long training program at emeiglobal.com

Resources

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyn-patrick-89755431
https://emeiglobal.com/
Chemical pollution: A growing peril and potential catastrophic risk to humanity
National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS)

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