Antimony toxicity poisoning symptoms,
sources and toxic effects in the body.
Antimony Toxicity Sources Include:
Meats, vegetables, seafood, tobacco,
flame retardants in textiles, mordant in dyeing processes, metal work factories, rubber processing, mining,
smelting and hazardous waste sites.
Synergistic for Antimony Toxicity
Magnesium or selenium deficiency
increase antimony absorption and retention in the body.
Antagonistic for Antimony Toxicity Uptake/Retention:
selenium, and methionine decrease the absorption and retention of antimony.
Antimony Toxicity Physiological Interactions in the Body:
Antimony accumulates in adrenals, thyroid, kidney, liver,
spleen, and bone.
Clears rapidly from blood.
Inhibits various enzyme
Binds to the good sulfhydryl detoxification chemicals
Symptoms of Excessive Antimony Exposure and Antimony Toxicity:
Antimony spots (from vapor)
Eye and eye lid
Chronic exposure can lead to; antimony pneumonia,
alterations in lung function, chronic bronchitis, chronic emphysema, inactive tuberculosis, pleural
adhesions, and irritation.
High blood pressure, muscle break down, heart pain.
altered EKG readings.
Stomach and intestinal
Antimony Toxicity Reference
This is not an all-encompassing metal toxicity list. There are other
sources of metal exposure not listed herein.
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