Uranium(-238) in municipal water supplies and on hair mineral analysis

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Originally posted here: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorAsTeacher/posts/10201871118393483

Adventures in hair mineral analysis…if you live in Tucson, you’ve probably got a uranium-238 issue.

Pretty much every person I’ve tested from Tucson shows elevated uranium on a hair mineral test. This is testing for the U-238 isotope, the more “naturally occurring” one, not the nuclear reactor types U-234 and U-235. People from out of state are not showing elevated uranium very often, if at all. It was such a noticeable pattern (I love patterns) that I’ve been watching this from very early on.

Where is it coming from? The water supply has become the primary suspect. I did a little research:

For some years starting in 1980, the Twin Buttes copper mine in Pima County recovered uranium as a byproduct from leach solutions recovering copper from waste material.
Arizona Drinking Water Well Contaminants

In Arizona, the most common source of radioactivity is dissolved uranium and dissolved radon gas.” [radon is related to uranium]
Hexavalent uranium (U(VI)) is an important groundwater contaminant in the state of Arizona. The main sources are from uranium mine tailings, former uranium processing plants and high natural background levels in areas of granite bedrock.
Arizona Department of Water Quality (ADEQ) 2004 report on the Status of Water Quality in Arizona identified uranium and nitrates as two of the six main groundwater constituents of concern to the state of Arizona.
SE Arizona occasionally has elevated levels of uranium associated with granite geology, with the highest levels typically around historic …

Magnesium and B6 detoxify lead and cadmium.

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Topic: Magnesium and B6 supplementation. Commentary after abstract, my emphasis added as ***.

The influence of magnesium supplementation on concentrations of chosen bioelements and toxic metals in adult human hair. Magnesium and chosen bioelements in hair.
[…] The existence of magnesium deficiencies in the adult and pediatric populations may cause increased accumulation of toxic metals including lead and cadmium. Prevention of adverse effects of toxic metals may include supplementation with some bioelements and vitamins. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of magnesium supplementation on concentrations of chosen bioelements and toxic metals in hair in the adult human population.
The concentrations of magnesium, zinc, copper, lead and cadmium were studied in hair.
Supplementation was performed using Slow-Mag-B6 preparation at the total daily dose of five tablets divided into 2-3 doses. One tablet contains 535 mg of magnesium chloride i.e. 64 mg of magnesium ions (5.26 mEgMg2) and 5 mg of vitamin B6. Supplementation was performed for a period of 3 months.
***The results of the study revealed a positive influence of supplementation on concentrations of magnesium and copper in the human body. Supplementation with magnesium caused a statistically significant decrease in concentrations of lead and cadmium. The above mentioned results indicate a positive influence of magnesium supplementation on the decrease of lead and cadmium hair content in the individuals studied.***
Put simply…they used a decent magnesium and a very inferior B6 supplement. Positive influence on magnesium levels, and a “detoxing” of lead and cadmium (this is a very good …

Hair mineral analysis shows calcium and phosphorus-affecting diseases

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Originally posted at https://www.facebook.com/DoctorAsTeacher/posts/10201935540844004

Topic: Calcium and bone metabolism. Commentary below. My emphasis added as ***.
Elemental anomalies in hair as indicators of endocrinologic pathologies and deficiencies in calcium and bone metabolism.

Analytical results obtained by ICP-MS of hair samples from a group of women from Rio de Janeiro city show that abnormal Ca and P concentrations in this compartment can be an indication of pathologies affecting the metabolism of these elements. The study was conducted initially on 900 women (outpatients, >40 years). From this group, approx. 24% showed anomalously high or low Ca concentrations in hair, in some cases correlated to anomalies of other elements. In 144 cases (16%), very high concentrations of Ca (up to 8,285 mg/kg) were measured, frequently correlated with a high concentration of P (up to 4,720 mg/kg), exceeding by far the reference intervals for this age/sex group. ***Follow-up studies of a few individuals from this group gave first indications that their abnormal hair compositions were related to endocrinologic pathologies affecting calcium/bone metabolism.*** Very low hair Ca-concentrations were observed in older women (72 cases, age >60 years) and related to senile osteoporosis. Complementary investigations of patients with recognized endocrinologic pathologies (hyperthyroidism, hyper- and hypoparathyroidism) and osteomalacia gave statistical support for the hypothesis that hair concentrations of Ca, P and various other trace elements are influenced characteristically by these diseases. In patients with hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism, both elements showed significant increase in hair, whereas patients with rickets/osteomalacia had only elevated Ca concentrations, together …

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