Antimony poisoning symptoms, sources and toxic effects in the body.
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
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.
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
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
Return from Antimony
Toxicity to Water Quality and Water Toxicities