Safe Effective Chelation and Detoxification
The biggest tragedy in medicine and dentistry is the use of mercury. For a decade and a half Dr. Boyd Haley, renown former chairman of Kentucky University’s chemistry department has been warning us about what the FDA and CDC does not want us to know about mercury contamination. This matters for cancer patients, since medical scientists have noticed that mercury and other heavy metals are at the center of cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
Haley’s chelator NBMI is astonishing and should be near the top of protocols for cancer and neurological patients (think autism, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease) and for anyone who has had mercury fillings in their mouths as well as for those who live down wind of coal plants, town incinerators and crematoriums. NBMI reaches across the blood brain barrier and will pull heavy metals out of the brain, bones and all other tissues.
NBMI has a strong affinity for mercury, uranium, lead and iron. Even iron has been consistently linked to carcinogenesis, either through persistent failure in the redox balance or due to its critical role in cellular proliferation. Iron deficiency is also a concern for cancer patients. In premenopausal women, an iron deficiency caused by menstruation stabilises hypoxia inducible factor-1α, which increases the formation of vascular endothelial growth factor. Beware: A study found that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts.
For cancer patients NBMI would be equivalent to chemotherapy, without all the horrific side-effects. That is what we should rightfully expect with any therapy that is effective against heavy metal contamination. NBMI latches onto to mercury like a Pitt-bull and will not let go, making mercury inert while still in the body. Once bound the contamination is destined for eventual removal.
In progress toward FDA approval as a drug, NBMI is available from China and Ireland for research purposes, which means it is fairly easy to obtain. It has demonstrated almost zero toxicity because it mimics a natural compound. Its action is similar to glutathione.
Almost 20% of the children in this country are chronically
ill or disabled. That’s a very different situation from
what it was 20 or 30 years ago, and there’s no explanation
given by the public health authorities as to why that is true.
Barbara Loe Fisher
The pristine environments of the world have vanished. We have now realized too late that the same thing has happened to our bloodstreams, cells and tissues with doctors and dentists contributing greatly to this. As the ability of science to measure increasingly smaller amounts of toxins in the body improves, we are finding that it does not take very large amounts to degrade body functioning. What’s worse, many toxins combine in unpredictable ways to produce a combined effect worse than the sum of the individual effects. For instance aluminum is known to make mercury much more toxic and add in antibiotics, which children too frequently take, and we have a near lethal combination.
In the 21st century the center of pharmacology needs to be shifted
away from medicines that add to people’s already heavy toxic
burdens, to medicines and protocols that reduce these burdens.
Far below you will see my most basic recommendations on how to begin the process of detoxification and chelation safely. NMBI is more expensive and powerful but the way needs to be prepared for its use. Some people might receive all the benefits they need from basic detox and chelation and might not even need to go for NMBI, which when finally approved by the FDA, after trials, will be considered a medicine that doctors will have to subscribe. The point is that mercury and other heavy metals is a serious matter and some people need to remove all before they recover from cancer and other serious diseases.
The word chelate comes from the Greek word referring to a claw. Scientifically, a chelate refers to a ligand binding to a central metal atom at two or more points. Chelation therapy involves the administration of a chelating agent. Chelation therapy is a controversial and divisive topic yet there are currently 11 FDA-approved chelators available by prescription. Chelation products may also be obtained through compounding pharmacies and directly over the internet without prescription and in fact. None of them are as safe, effective and flexible in terms of administration as NMBI. Though it is said by the mainstream that evidence that chelation improves outcome is scarce, it is now so important to chelate heavy metals that we have to leave all doubt behind us and NMBI makes it easy to do just that. Other substances like Zeolite and Bentonite clay give an assist in this regard.
We hear from the mainstream that it is all too common for practitioners to make a diagnosis of mercury intoxication and begin treatment without performing an adequate clinical workup. Today, hardly anyone can afford such clinical workups and that situation will only get worse. Below we will just touch on the mercury catastrophe that is plaguing the earth giving us more than good reason to just assume contamination, especially if we have already fallen to one of many chronic diseases including cancer.
Chelators have the potential of causing harm, that has to be conceded from past clinical experience, especially because chelators can strip the body of essential minerals as well as unpleasant heavy metals, so obviously caution is required. (See much more below.)
The Rising Tide of Mercury
Medical officials have kept their mouths shut about the clouds of mercury that have been penetrating every corner of the earth—as well as every cell in our bodies. All the coal-fired plants in the world together put out thousands of tons of mercury into the environment each year and it gets into everything.
The FDA still stands behind mercury amalgam fillings and the CDC stands behind the use of thimerosal (mercury), which is still used in the flu vaccine and in the third world many vaccines. Nothing demonstrates the terrible arrogance of these organizations than their approval of using mercury in medicine and dentistry.
Mercury is also in our food supply and the FDA does not want you to know that either. Each year, Americans consume hundreds of food products that contain truly dangerous compounds, including heavy metals, pesticides, and other harmful additives―with the blessing of the FDA. Dr. Renee Dufault, former food investigator for the Food and Drug Administration, found while at the FDA, that mercury was contaminating the plumbing systems of many food manufacturing plants. Upon further examination, she discovered that the same mercury was also evident in a number of processed foods commonly sold in supermarkets. When Dr. Dufault revealed these disturbing findings to her superiors, she was told to stop her investigation. She retired instead of having to continue to work for medical terrorists, which is exactly what the stop staff of the FDA are.
Oncologists concede cancer if often caused by infection, which are often caused by heavy metal contamination. According to the observations made by the internationally recognized medical researcher, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, all cancer cells have mercury in them. The single greatest source of mercury contamination is mercury containing dental amalgum and doctors around the world still inject children with mercury containing vaccines. (You will see the the mercury story told many times in Conquering Cancer from different angles. It is that central to cancer and many other diseases.)
Because Dr. Haley’s chelator is a mirror of glutathione, which is also a chelator, it is interesting to read Dr. Jill James, of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, her research has documented a unique metabolic profile in 95 autistic children with regressive autism. Regressive autism is a form of the disease in which children develop normally for a certain period before losing previously acquired language or behaviors and being diagnosed with autism. The metabolic profile in the James study children manifests as a severe imbalance in the ratio of active to inactive glutathione in autistic children, compared to a group of healthy control children. Glutathione, a potent antioxidant, is the body’s most important tool for detoxifying and excreting metals and its production in the body is dependent on good nutrition.
The James study shows that children with regressive autism have consistently elevated levels of oxidative stress as compared to normal healthy children. Individuals with reduced glutathione antioxidant capacity will be under chronic oxidative stress and will be more vulnerable to toxic compounds that act primarily through oxidative damage, including mercury. Thus when we treat for mercury toxicity it is a good idea to include glutathione (probably the best way is with suppositories or IV) selenium, bicarbonates and magnesium.
We Must Treat Mercury and other Heavy Metal Toxicities
“Mercury vapor from dental amalgam can penetrate any part of the body it wants. Mercury would rather be in fatty tissues, and that makes the brain a prime target. Plus, you can take it in through the axonal nerves… from the nasal cavity up into the brain. And if you breathe it, it gets into the body and it travels, basically penetrating every cell or any membrane,” said Dr. Haley.
Our exposure to general chemical toxins in the environment is only getting worse, Our world has never been as toxic as it is today and it will be even more toxic next year and the year after that. Thus there is a need for detoxification protocols that increase daily elimination for healthy people as well as chelation protocols for adults and children who have been devastated with mercury and other chemical poisoning.
Dr. Garry Gordon, a leader in the field of chelation says, “No one on planet earth is operating at optimal levels without doing something about the toxic metals. Thus the conclusion I draw is that chelation appears to be a lifetime necessity for all. There is no chelation that can dent the lead levels of bones unless continued for at least seven years (bone turnover time).”
Chelation has been shown to be effective at removing
plutonium from the most carcinogenic locations in
the skeleton, such as on bone surfaces near living cells.
Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless says, “Oral agents, especially DMSA, can encourage yeast overgrowth.” When chelating people with a heavy-metal burden, particularly when they are young children or very elderly or have cancer or other chronic diseases, it is best to mobilize and eliminate metals gently, slower rather than faster, so that the body can reabsorb less and avoid flooding the body with toxic metals that cause further oxidative stress due to their free-radical activity.
Metal chelation is a complex and serious matter. It is a fact that you can end up in worse health after chelation than when you started if you are not well informed and do not proceed carefully. Synthetic chelators can be used by competent doctors but their dangers are ever-present. Some of the more aggressive chelation procedures are appropriate in the cases of acute toxic exposure but even with stage-four cancers or imminent threat of heart attack or stroke, it is probably best to use gentle approaches whenever possible. NBMI would be gentle but aggressive at the same time.
Mortality from cancer was reduced 90% during an 18-year
follow-up of 59 patients treated with calcium-EDTA. Only one of
59 treated patients (1.7% ) died of cancer while 30 of 172
non-treated control subjects (17.6%) died of cancer (P=0.002).
Dr. Walter Blumer
Using synthetic drugs with their own toxic side effects is not the best way to chelate. Even EDTA, which is much less toxic than DMPS and DMSA, may not be appropriate for treating low-level lead exposures because it can be toxic in that it increases excretion of some essential metals. EDTA produces substantial diuresis of zinc and a temporary 30-40 percent decrease in plasma zinc.
Dr. George Georgiou says, “Many health practitioners use synthetic chelating agents such as DMPS, DMSA, EDTA and others to mobilize and eliminate heavy metals from the body. There are advantages and disadvantages to using these. One advantage is the power of their mobilizing activity—they are quick to mobilize and eliminate certain metals in the body, but this may place a huge burden on the body’s detoxification systems. Further symptoms have been reported by natural medical physicians throughout the U.S., such as intractable seizures in pediatric patients and multiple sclerosis in adult patients due to taking high doses of DMSA over extended periods of time. These are valid reasons to be at least cautious in the use of DMSA for the treatment of mercury-toxic pediatric patients. The fragile brains and nervous systems of children with autism, PDD and seizure disorders should be handled with considerable care so as not to increase the damage.”
Mercury can also be bound to sulfhydryl groups
in garlic or to sulfur in the form of organic sulfur (MSM).
Before I introduce Dr. Haley’s relatively new chelator NBMI (also called OSR, Irminix and Emeramide) as the best and safest choice of chelator products, I do not recommend anyone enter chelation therapy independent from a complete protocol that supports chelation and detoxification. In that regard magnesium, selenium, sulfur, iodine, bicarbonates, zinc and even edible clay should be employed to ready the body for serious heavy metal chelation.
As you will read further below, as one prepares and readies the body for serious chelation I recommend a lighter form of chelation provided by Dr. George Georgiou’s HMD, which relies on chlorella and cilantro. Without doubt, if your digestive tract is not working well, especially with poor motility or constipation, fix this first with the above protocol and add a good probiotic in for good measure.
The Pit-bull of Mercury Chelation
NBMI is a chemical compound created by Dr. Boyd Haley of heavy metals, which removes mercury, lead and cadmium, arsenic, free copper and free iron. It does not affect aluminium. NBMI binds to metals deferentially based on their size and affinity for sulfur. It has successfully been tested on miners who often suffer from acute mercury toxicity.
NBMI’s highest affinity is for the toxic-only, third-period transition metals (mercury, tungsten, gold) and their higher-weight heavy metals (lead, bismuth, uranium, thorium).
“A striking observation of one study was the protection of the Hg-induced cytotoxicity by NBMI, through restoring the loss of GSH (glutathione) and attenuating the ERK1/2-mediated PLD signaling. It has been established that Hg preferentially reacts with cellular thiols, and GSH being the most critical intracellular solublethiol antioxidant is depleted during Hg toxicity.”
NBMI is highly lipophilic, or fat soluble. That means it has the ability to pass thru cell membranes and will also cross the blood-brain barrier to clear the brain of metals. Properly sourced NBMI products are 100% pure and have no reported side effects. Even when used by foreign nations to detoxify gold miners who use mercury daily, there were no reported side effects.
In prior use history as a supplement, there were no reported side effects. NBMI was formally distributed as a dietary supplement from 2008-2010 as OSR.
Is there anything that indicates I should not take NBMI?
If you have a diagnosed allergy to Sulfa drugs, NBMI has a similar structure, and may produce the same reaction that Sulfa drugs do. (Note that Sulfa is different to sulphate and sulphite.) Sulfa drugs are commonly antibiotics but include other types. About 3% of the population have an allergy to them. Symptoms of allergy include rashes, itching, chest congestion and swelling of the mouth and throat.
NBMI is excreted through the liver into the gut as bile. This mixes with the food you eat and is eventually excreted as stool. If you are constipated, the stool will stay in the gut for an extended period of time and potentially allow various substances to be reabsorbed. NBMI with its heavy metals may be reabsorbed, although it should not do any harm.
Methods of Administration for NBMI
NBMI can be used when there is still dental amalgam in your mouth. It is fat soluble so should be mixed with fats like ghee, olive oil, coconut oil for oral consumption. Most people swallow it while others place it under the tongue. For transdermal use mix it with oil and rub on the skin. It would be desirable to have a fine powder to make this more effective. Larger granules are likely to result in poorer absorption. Boyd Haley says it dissolves well in emu oil. Some people dissolve in DMSO, then mix that with oil and rub on the skin. This is assumed to give better absorption.
The experience is that some manage better in the morning as they have more energy after they take it. For others, it makes them tired so they take it at night. You need to experiment to see what is best for you.
Most people take it once a day, but some spread it out over the day. Ideally, an adult will be taking around 300mg per day. However, starting at this level can sometimes cause severe side-effects. Current experience is to start with a small amount at intervals to identify if there are any side-effects. If there are no side-effects, or after the side-effects have settled down, gradually increase the dose.
It is important to note that NBMI is still effective taking only small doses. Chelation will be slower but you still make progress with less side-effects.
If you are quite sick or think you are very mercury toxic, a reasonable amount to start with is 3-6mg every 2-3 days. Taking NBMI every day intensifies chelation symptoms. By taking it every 2-3 days to start, you will get an idea of how it affects you and allow any symptoms caused from NBMI binding mercury to settle down. If that is tolerated without too many side-effects, try more often, say every second day then every day, then twice a day. Only when you can tolerate this, increase the dose SLOWLY.
Since NBMI will grab on to minerals other than mercury and lead, mineral supplements should be taken away from when NBMI is taken because NBMI can potentially lower levels of minerals in the body. Taking them at the same time as NBMI may lead to the NBMI attaching to those minerals instead of to the heavy metals, reducing its effectiveness. Since NBMI will grab on to many minerals as it encounters them, it is likely to grab nutrient minerals in the food so take it away from meals.
Some people don’t have the proper enzyme pathway to break down sulfite to sulfate. Molybdenum is an essential part of this pathway. You can probably work out if you are low by what you eat. Legumes, such as beans, lentils, and peas, are the richest sources of molybdenum. Grain products and nuts are considered good sources, while animal products, fruit, and many vegetables are generally low in molybdenum.
Dr. Boyd Haley’s NBMI is available for those contaminated by mercury and other heavy metals. As of this date, it is available for compassionate use only. The application process can be lengthy for some countries and in others it is very simple or unnecessary. The product is currently provided for free with a fee of $750 for application processing.
A less expensive source ships from the Far East and the United States. Their price for 5/10/20g is USD150/220/350. Mob./Whatsapp/Telegram: +86 186 6823 5107 https://www.fandachem.com/ Use of a sensitive scale is suggested with use.
It was a patient of mine who highly recommended this source and put me back in touch with Dr. Haley and his excellent research, after many years of being out of touch. The chelation area of medicine is highly controversial, competitive and confusing but now I feel absolutely confident I am presenting the best and safest chelator.
In the past I have recommended EDTA/Glutathione suppositories and still do for lead toxicity. Also they have glutathione only suppositories, which is the very best form of administration for this key enzyme for all purpose detoxification and chelation.
Zeolites and Edible Clay are the Right Ways to Begin to Detox
It is hard to imagine anyone not needing chelation and detoxification today, especially urban dwellers because of all the air pollution. I want to conclude this essay reminding everyone that the foundation of safe and effective detoxification and chelation begins with the use of clay.
The use of clay for both internal and external use puts in our hands the healing power of mother earth and there is little that can compare or compete in the world of medicine. There is no healing system more powerful than that which employs Nature’s primordial substances, materials so pure and close to nature that they yield benefits without the typical side effects of most medicines. Clay is so pure it tastes clean when used orally and will such all manner of poisons to it like a sponge sucks up water. Living Clay is the best I have ever come across and have been using it for years.
Any primary health care practitioner knows that when you have a toxic load that exceeds the body’s ability to process, you will be in trouble. Toxic overload can result in several areas not functioning properly, including slowing or blocking organ filtration, which will stop even the best quality of applied health care.
Whenever а harmful substance nееdѕ to be removed from the body, the detox systems (liver, kidneys, lungs) are called upon. Еvеrу time we are exposed to а heavy metal from аnу source, it hаѕ to be processed and eliminated from оur bloodstream and body.
Thеrе are many practitioners and lay professionals, who attempt to deal with the problem with methods that can harm rather than help.These methods either remove beneficial minerals, or they redistribute metals into new areas of the body. Some turn to IV’s and injections, which can remove good minerals in addition to toxins.
Zeolite goes perfectly with the use of clay and will dig in even deeper to remove the toxin in total and not leave it behind in another area. The zeolite Clinoptilolite is a natural mineral with a unique ability to trap toxins within its crystal structure as it passes through the body. My preferred choice is a zeolite liquid called Nano Pure Body Extra Strength. It undergoes an exclusive cleansing process so that the zeolite is pure and effective and inexpensive as clay is.
Zeolite is natures natural detoxer, it has several very unusual properties that make it a master detoxer because it acts like both a magnet and a sponge at the same time. It is used for environmental catastrophes even Chernobyl because of it’s ability to mop up radiation but also many other toxins including heavy metals like mercury and aluminium. It acts first like a magnet pulling these positively charged toxins to itself then trapping them in it’s cage like structure before taking it’s toxic load out of the body in on average 6 hours. It does this safely, quickly and usually with no detox symptoms. It’s important that the zeolite is cleaned correctly before use in humans and then it comes in both nano size which is able to easily get into the blood and go everywhere the blood does cleaning en-route and a larger size aimed specifically at gut detox.
I have used as little as one drop in water, three times a day with great benefit, to as much as ten drops three times per day. Those who have high sensitivity to detox have been able to use Pure Body without side effects. It comes in two forms with the Pure Body Nano, which pulls harder and deeper, even from the brain. I would suggest starting with clay, zeolite and the full protocol of minerals before starting hardcore chelation with Dr. Haley’s chelator NBMI.
Another Way to Start Chelation Safely and Gently
In a large metal foundry in Russia, Dr. George Georgiou tested extensively many natural substances for their efficacy in removing heavy metals from the workers there and found chlorella and cilantro so effective—when used “together”—that he introduced “Heavy Metal Detox” (HMD) in 2005.[9undefined] But the issues are not straight or clear-cut as Dr. Georgiou explains, “During the three years that I have been researching the efficacy of certain natural substances for their heavy metal chelating effects, I have stumbled across a few surprises. For example, the literature was full of testimonials on how chlorella and cilantro are excellent chelators of heavy metals, so we tested both of these in carefully designed, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Let’s take Chlorella vulgaris as an example—when we tested this alone in pre-post provocation urine and feces tests using 3,000 mg daily, we found no difference between the pre- and post-tests. In other words, chlorella by itself was not eliminating any metals that could be detected by an ICP-MS at parts per billion levels of measurement.”
Dr. George Georgiou and the Russian government invested one million dollars in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 350 people that has shown that when natural substances are combined, they work as effectively as synthetic chelators. After much experimentation Georgiou selected cilantro, chlorella and chlorella extract. The Mexicans eat a lot of cilantro and there are doctors there who have pioneered the use of this plant in detoxification and chelation protocols. It is important to remember the important point that medicinals work best in combination with others that are carefully selected and balanced in a formula and full protocol.
HMD (Heavy Metal Detox) from Dr. George Georgiou gives us a safe and extremely gentle formula to help remove radioactive and heavy metal contamination. It is interesting to see that uranium-238 is being eliminated in the hair using the HMD protocol.
Special Note: Dr. Haley is working hard to get FDA approval and needs investors into his company. Anyone interested please contact me. Also I want to mention that this chapter is a long time in coming because there is so much confusion and competition and differences of opinion in the important work of chelation and detoxification. Because of this I have held off for years publishing much and it was not until recently that I became secure enough to put out rock solid advice and recommendations. In fact, 12 years ago when I wrote the Rising Tide of Mercury, I used to refer to Dr. Haley as my chemical rock so dependable was his information and research.
 Iron is an essential element and a critical component of molecules involved in energy production, cell cycle and intermediate metabolism. However, the same characteristic chemistry that makes it so biologically versatile may lead to iron-associated toxicity as a consequence of increased oxidative stress. The fact that free iron accumulates with age and generates ROS led to the hypothesis that it could be involved in the etiogenesis of several chronic diseases.
 A factor involved in iron deficiency in people with cancer is chemotherapy. In a study published in 2015 in the journal Blood, 75 percent of people on chemotherapy for various cancer types were found to be iron deficient, with 60 percent showing signs of absolute iron deficiency (see beow). The researchers noted that chemotherapy can cause iron deficiency due to a reduced appetite and poor nutrition, gastrointestinal mucosal damage that results in blood loss, or the release of chemicals known as cytokines. Anemia is a common finding in cancer patients. The condition has no dearth of etiologic factors2. Hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis may be impaired by nutritional deficiencies (iron, folic acid, cobalamin). Erythrocyte synthesis may be depressed by bone marrow inadequacy (metastases, pure red cell aplasia, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy) or, in renal failure, by erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency. Erythrocyte quantity may be reduced by bleeding, hemolysis, or hypersplenism. Frequently, the anemia ensues from attempts of the host to raise an inflammatory response to defeat the neoplastic invader. This condition has been termed the “anemia of chronic disorders” (ACD) or, more recently, the “hypoferremia of inflammatory diseases.”
 Magnesium deficiency (MgD) has been associated with production of reactive oxygen species, cytokines, and eicosanoids, as well as vascular compromise in vivo. Although MgD-induced inflammatory change occurs during “chronic” MgD in vivo, acute MgD may also affect the vasculature and consequently, predispose endothelial cells (EC) to perturbations associated with chronic MgD. As oxyradical production is a significant component of chronic MgD, we examined the effect of acute MgD on EC oxidant production in vitro. In addition we determined EC; pH, mitochondrial function, lysosomal integrity and general cellular antioxidant capacity. Decreasing Mg2+ (< or = 250microM) significantly increased EC oxidant production relative to control Mg2+ (1000microM). MgD-induced oxidant production, occurring within 30min, was attenuated by EC treatment with oxyradical scavengers and inhibitors of eicosanoid biosynthesis. Coincident with increased oxidant production were reductions in intracellular glutathione (GSH) and corresponding EC alkalinization. These data suggest that acute MgD is sufficient for induction of EC oxidant production, the extent of which may determine, at least in part, the extent of EC dysfunction/injury associated with chronic MgD. Effect of acute magnesium deficiency (MgD) on aortic endothelial cell (EC) oxidant production.Wiles ME, Wagner TL, Weglicki WB. The George Washington University Medical Center, Division of Experimental Medicine, Washington, D.C., USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Life Sci. 1997;60(3):221-36.
 Radiat Res. 1986 Sep;107(3):296-306. Reducing the cancer risk of 239Pu by chelation therapy. Jones CW, Mays CW, Taylor GN, Lloyd RD, Packer SM.
 Journal of Advancement in Medicine Volume 2, Numbers 1/2, Spring/Summer 1989 Ninety Percent Reduction in Cancer Mortality after Chelation Therapy with EDTA. Walter Blumer, M.D. and Elmer Cranton, M.D.
 The earliest types of chelation involved synthetic agents such as BAL, penicillamine and EDTA administered intravenously for acute toxic metal poisoning. Subsequently, DMSA and DMPS were utilized, first intravenously and later orally and now even transdermally. Chelation therapy provides a relatively safe, effective, and inexpensive alternative to the drugs and surgery often used for circulatory disorders such as coronary heart disease, carotid (neck artery) stenosis (blockage), and leg artery stenosis (blockage). Chelation is a process by which toxic substances in the body, particularly heavy metals can be excreted safely. However, numerous negative side effects are associated with each of these chelators (with the exception of EDTA which is ‘relatively’ safe) including allergic reactions involving the skin and mucous membranes (itching, exanthema or rash), as well as occasional cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or erythema exudative multiforme (11). Other side effects include nausea, headache, muscle aching, changes in taste, severe malaise, dizziness, numbness, insomnia, diarrhea, weight loss, extreme fatigue, leg cramps, cardiac arrhythmia, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, anxiety, severe restlessness, mental changes, tremors, inability to concentrate, poor memory, impaired equilibrium, chemical sensitivities and tinnitus (12). Studies have shown up to 30% of patients have severe negative side effects as a result of these synthetic chelating agents, which may develop after a single dose. For warnings against DMPS all one has to do is go to the DMPS Backfire website.
R. A. Goyer, M. G. Cherian, M. M. Jones, and J. R. Reigart. Role of Chelating Agents for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Exposures to Toxic Metals. Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 103, Number 11, November 1995