Heavy metal exposure currently represents a serious worldwide health and environmental hazard. Of the 23 commonly classified heavy elements, excessive amounts of lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium, zinc, and copper are of the greatest concern to health, as they frequently result in compromised mental and central nervous system function, alterations in blood composition, nausea and vomiting, damage to organs such as the lungs, kidneys, and liver, and an overall reduced level of energy. Degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, along with various types of cancer, are associated with chronic exposure to heavy metal toxins. Exposure often results from ingestion of food, water, non-food materials, such as contaminated soil or paint chips, or absorption through the skin in occupational or residential settings.
Metal contamination represents a persistent environmental problem at many toxic waste sites. In the United States, the most commonly occurring metals at Superfund sites are lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury.
The Company’s polymers represent an efficient, time saving and safe chemical solution to the problems that modern industry and municipalities face in operating under ever tightening environmental and regulatory restrictions.
Periodic Products’ growing line of polymer compounds are developed to efficiently and effectively bind these toxic heavy metals.