The hair samples that arrive in the laboratory, first are cut into small pieces with scissors. Then, ultra pure nitric acid and ultra pure hydrogen peroxide are added to the exactly weighed hair. To dissolve the hair, a microwave-assisted acid digestion system is utilised and the reading takes place via atomic emission spectrometry, inductively coupled to argon plasma (ICP-AES).
In this phase, the sample is “burned” at about 10,000 °C. At this temperature each mineral emits light of a specific wavelength. The ICP-AES device has a photosensitive sheet that qualitatively and quantitatively identifies the spectrum emitted by each atom. To obtain accurate readings, precise calibration and control of the flame temperature are essential.
SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL LITERATURE
The metering of the toxic metals by the analysis of the hair is accepted by the most knowledgeable members of the medical community.
Much has been written about the accuracy and effectiveness of the hair test for the detection of toxic metals:
>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
published a 300 page study in August 1979 reporting more than 400 medical cases on the hair test. The authors concluded that the hair is a tissue that is “significant and representative for the biological monitoring of most toxic metals”. TOXIC TRACE METALS in MAMMALIAN HAIR and NAILS EPA-600 4.79-049 August 1979 U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development;
>Lawrence Wilson “Nutrizional balancing and hair mineral analysis- A comprehensive guide” editor by L. D. Wilson Consultant, inc.
“The reason that the medical community does not pay enough attention to toxic metals is mainly the widespread ignorance of their importance to human health. We must also add that there are very few doctors aware of the detection methods, such as mineralogram. Although originally I was very skeptical about using hair analysis, clinical experience with over 4000 patients has dispelled all my doubts. Keep in mind, however, that the test must be performed and interpreted correctly.”;
>G. Giberti et AL., Appunti Fisiopatologia della nutrizione, 199O;
>WHO World Health Organisation;
>vedere sul sito: www.who.int andare su search: e cercare “metals toxicitv hair”;
>see on the site: www.epa.gov;
>Toxic Metals in Human Health and Disease – The Eck Institute of Applied nutrjtion and Bionergetics, Ltd.1989;
>How mercury causes the degeneration of brain neurons (F.L. Lorscheider – Calgary University);
>Abstract “Heavy metals … is secondary prevention possible?” 18 Ottobre 2010 Arezzo Conference of Environment Doctors;
>Publications on “hair mineral analysis”: PubMed.
DISEASES AND VARIOUS ARGUMENTS
MINERAL TEST® IN 5 STEPS
02 – CUT HAIR (1gr. = one table spoon)
03 – PLACE IN AN ENVELOPE
04 – COMPLETE ANAMNESTIC FORM
05 – POST: ANAMNESTIC FORM + ENVELOPE WITH HAIR + PROOF OF PAYMENT TO:
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- The method is simple and bloodless.
- The hair does not need special treatment for preservation.
- The minerals levels in the hair are 10 to 205 times higher than in blood.
- Hair is the main deposit of various minerals, including toxic metals.
- Only the hair permits an analysis of intracellular mineral level.
The surplus must be discarded.
The hair sample must be taken from the area shown in the figure. In special cases it is possible to take the sample from the pubis, specifying it into the medical history sheet box.