Environmental toxins and nanoparticles: tiny cause but major effect

Dr. med. Michael Wagner, Specialist in General Medicine, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
In the current industrial era it is no longer acute intoxication, such as lead oxide poisoning suffered by workers in the early days of the industrial revolution, which is at the top of the agenda. It is insidious, chronic intoxication and its cumulative effects which characterise the current pattern. “Insidious, chronic” refers to the cumulative and summative effects of a wide range of substances and their, in some cases long, half-lives within the body. Individual substances may damage one or more organ systems, just as several substances may affect one or more organ systems. Long half-lives, as in the case of lead or cadmium, for example, intensify this effect!
As for threshold limits, that’s a topic which could arouse a great deal of discussion. I feel these limits should be treated with a healthy dose of scepticism: which committees or interest groups are responsible for these threshold limi...

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