Can Saunas Detoxify Lead from the Body?

How much does sweating via sauna or exercise get rid of lead and mercury?

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Here’s the video I mentioned about the absorption of lead through the skin: Is Henna Safe? (

How about diet instead? See: How to Lower Heavy Metal Levels with Diet (

What about chelation therapy? Here you go: Heavy Metal Urine Testing and Chelation for Autism (

What about the non-heavy metal aluminum? Check out: Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer (

I did a everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-lead-but-were-afraid-to-ask series on lead awhile back. Here’s the whole list if you’re interested:
• How the Lead Paint Industry Got Away With It (
• Lead in Drinking Water (
• How the Leaded Gas Industry Got Away With It (
• “Normal” Blood Lead Levels Can Be Toxic (
• The Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure in Adults (
• How to Lower Lead Levels with Diet: Thiamine, Fiber, Iron, Fat, Fasting? (
• How to Lower Lead Levels with Diet: Breakfast, Whole Grains, Milk, Tofu? (
• Best Foods for Lead Poisoning: Chlorella, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Moringa? (
• Best Food for Lead Poisoning – Garlic (
• Can Vitamin C Help with Lead Poisoning? (
• Yellow Bell Peppers for Male Infertility and Lead Poisoning? (
• Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces (
• The Rise in Blood Lead Levels at Pregnancy and Menopause (
• Should Pregnant Women Take Calcium Supplements to Lower Lead Levels (
• Lead in Calcium Supplements (
• How Much Lead Is in Organic Chicken Soup (Bone Broth)? (

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