I've often wondered how my foolish youth continuines to affect me health-wise. From chewing on lead action figures bought at the Fall Fair, to playing with stolen mercury in high school, to living in cheap old houses with who-knows-what in the paint, I could be a cesspool of toxic elements.
I don't have symtoms I'd guarantee are related to heavy metal poisoning. I do have a poor memory (I always seem to have a lot going on and things fall between the cracks), skin rashes (mild guttate psoriasis
and extremely dry skin on my face) and very often feel tired and drained (I'm overweight and spend much more time on the computer than I should...though one could be the result of the other).
As well, I don't know what they'd do for me even if a test DID find mercury or lead in my system at elevated levels, or if I can just treat myself a little better and drink more fluids and basically follow what they might prescribe anyway. Or is there some more comprehesive anti-metal treatment?
For what it's worth, I'm in Canada, so the test -might- be paid for by my taxes and user fees, if I convinced a doctor this was worth doing and the test wasn't inordinately expensive to the gov't. If not, and I thought it was worth doing, and it wasn't extremely expensive, I could travel across the border to the U.S. to get it done.
What say you? Thanks!