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Antimony Toxicity

Antimony poisoning symptoms, sources and toxic effects in the body.

Antimony 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.


Antimony Toxicity - Antimony poisoning symptoms Synergistic for Antimony Toxicity Uptake/Retention: 

Magnesium or selenium deficiency increase antimony absorption and retention in the body.


Antagonistic for Antimony Toxicity Uptake/Retention: 

Adequate magnesium, 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 systems. 
  • Binds to the good sulfhydryl detoxification chemicals groups. 

Symptoms of Excessive Antimony Exposure and Antimony Toxicity:

  • Antimony spots (from vapor) 
  • Eye and eye lid inflammation  
  • 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 disorders 
  • Metallic taste 
  • Gout-like symptoms 
  • Anorexia 
  • Fatigue 

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