Heavy metals refer to any metallic chemical element with a high density and is toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. Some examples of heavy metals include mercury, arsenic, bromine, cadmium, and lead. While many heavy metals are naturally found in the environment, they are sometimes used in manufacturing processes, leading to the contamination of soil, air, food, and water. Long-term exposure to these metals may lead to poor health outcomes over time. Hear from experts in the articles below to discover more about heavy metals and essential minerals and how they affect health, and consider browsing our general wellness tests.