Symptoms of bismuth toxicity include:
- decreased appetite
- weight loss
- joint pain
- skin rash
- staining on gums
Bismuth Toxicity Sources:
Drinking water, fruits, vegetables (small amounts),
pharmaceuticals, antacids, anti-diarrheal and ulcer medications.
Cosmetics, automatic sprinklers, fuse alloys, solders,
pigments and paints, semiconductors, electronic components, batteries, metal mining and
Contributing Causes of Bismuth Toxicity Uptake/Retention:
How do Decrease Bismuth
Insure adequate Alpha Lipoic acid and methionine as “SAM-e”
Bismuth Toxicity Actions in the
Binds to sulfhydryl detoxification sites, inactivates
enzymes, affects methylation.
Distributes to liver, kidney, soft tissues, and
Also affects central nervous system (brain and
nerves) and mucous membranes.
Excess may cause nephrotoxicity
(kidney toxicity) with renal tubular
Symptoms of Bismuth Toxicity and Excessive
Staining on gums
Genova Diagnostics Toxic & Nutrient Elements
This is not an all-encompassing metal toxicity list.
There are other sources of metal exposure not listed herein.
Return from Bismuth
Toxicity to Water Quality and Water Toxicity