Click below for other Metal Test kits
Number 33 on the "periodic table" of elements
Tests the presence of ions of Arsenic to a high degree of accuracy to
detect contamination in the body and on a wide range of materials in your environment
There is about 10 to 20 mg. of arsenic in the human body. In very small amounts arsenic may even be essential
and functional in humans. Organic arsenic as arsenates and elmental arsenic both found naturally in the earth
and in foods do not readily produce toxicity. The inorganic arsenites or tivalent forms of arsenic, such as
arsenic trioxide used industrially and found as a food contaminate, seem to create the problems. They accumulate
in the body, particularly in the skin, hair, and nails, but also in internal organs. Arsenic can accumulate when
kidney function is decreased. Absorption of arsenic is fairly low, usually less than 5 percent. Most of it is
eliminated in the feces and some in the urine.
Arsenic is present in small amounts in soil and therefore is present in our food. It is also in the ocean, so there is some arsenic in most
seafood, especially the filtering mollusks, such as clams and oysters. Some arsenic may be present as a contaminant in meats as well.
Arsenic is also found in many fuel oils and coal, so it is added to the environment when these are burned. Weed killers and some insecticides
(particularly lead-arsenate sprays) are the main sources of arsenic contamination. This is responsible for a twentyfold increase in the level
of arsenic found in humans. This in itself is not a great cause for concern about wide-range toxicity.
Though there is some suggestion that arsenic may be useful in the human body, no clear biological function has yet been proved. In some
studies, arsenic has been shown to promote longevity in rats. The importance of arsenic in cardiac function in humans is being studied.
Though arsenic can displace phosphorus and phosphates in some reactions in the body, this is not known to lead to any definite physiological
Effects of Arsenic Toxicity
Possible effects of arsenic toxicity include hair loss, dermatitis, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, headaches,
confusion, muscle pains, red and white blood cell problems, neurologic symptoms, and liver and kidney damage. Acute arsenic exposure may
cause a rapid series of symptoms. Arsine gas exposure is very toxic to the lungs and kidneys and is often fatal. Death from low-level,
chronic arsenic exposure has the appearance of death from natural causes.
Check out arsenic levels in your body with our easy to use, home-based, HMT Arsenic Test Kit
Sample of a HMT Arsenic Test kit
Osumex HM-Chelat is most effective in eliminating heavy metals contamination in the body
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
The Food Standard Agency UK has not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent