Why Your Body May have High Lead Levels

07 Nov

Hello Everybody,

It’s been a while and I missed writing.  Life was happening while I was planning to write.  Any who, I was checking out Food Safe to Eat (non organic vs. organic) and responded to a comment.  I wrote so much that I said, “I need to add this to my own blog.”  If you have any further insights/corrections, please let me know here.

Dear Jeanette,

I don’t know the source of your high levels of lead, but also consider the following. It is possible that your water may be contaminated because residue from pipes, surrounding soil contamination or air pollution.

In a similar vain, the Amish produce may be contaminated (not by them) but by industrial or neighbor’s runoff/air pollution.

In addition, I believe makeup sometimes contain either lead or mercury to help preserve it. I believe mercury may be found in some lotions and mascara. I believe some red lipsticks may have the lead.

Even if lead is regulated in your country, the regulation may be based on how much is allowed in a certain size sample. For example, hydrogenated oils are sometimes added to peanut butter, but the label will say 0 when it comes to trans fats. In the US, this is acceptable to print because a serving size (usually 2 TBL) has a negligible amount (to them.)

I don’t care if it is only .5-1.5 gms of trans fat, I find that labeling misleading. In addition, most people will eat more than 2 TBL in their life. Hence, they may be consuming all this PB not knowing there’s trans fats.

From my understanding, lead contamination is accumulative like trans fat servings can add up. Hence, you may find amounts in your surroundings, food, etc that don’t seem like a big deal by themselves, but collectively are giving you a huge result.


Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Food/Drinks, Health


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2 responses to “Why Your Body May have High Lead Levels

  1. Chris Harries

    November 23, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Biggest source of lead for those who have high lead levels in their blood is old paint scraped from buildings and allowed to mix with soil surrounding the home. Very common in back yards of older wooden homes that were painted in earlier years with lead based paints and then alter repainted. There’s no way to decontaminate such soils, just best not to grow vegetables in them.

    To make matters worse, if you have back yard chickens and they eat from those contaminated soils (bugs etc) the lead gets concentrated in the yolks. If you have lead in blood problems make sure you get good eggs. Well, get good eggs anyway, but you know what I mean. Good luck!

    • vicariousli

      November 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks for your feedback. I hope Jeanette is reading here or on the original site where her question was posted.


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