by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© Febuary 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is solely the opinion of the author and is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as diagnosis, prescription, treatment or cure for any disease or health condition


            Antimony shiny silvery, brittle toxic metal.  It is not one of the main toxic metals.  However, some toxicity occurs because it is used in some fire-retardant insulations, a medical drug and in plastics and clothing manufacture.




            Antimony toxicity causes aches and pains, stiffness in the joints and ligaments, fatigue and mental depression.  The symptoms are similar to those of lupus, and some people diagnosed with lupus just have antimony toxicity.  Inhaling the dust causes lung irritation.




            Flonase.  A very common cause is the drug Flonase.  It is quite high in antimony, and slowly poisons the body with this toxic metal.  The drug should be removed from the marketplace.

              Other medical therapy.  Antimony compounds are used as a therapy for schistosomiasis and leishmaniasis.  We much prefer using a development program, which is not toxic.

            Flame retardants.  Another source is any material that contains flame retardant.  These range from childrenÕs clothing to engine covers and automobile seat covers.

              Occupational exposure.  Antimony is used in brake linings of heavy vehicles, some metal alloys, battery manufacture, and a few other industries.  Dockworkers have some of the highest antimony levels due to inhalation of antimony dust from the brake linings of port loading vehicles.

            Acidic fruit juices.  There are reports of antimony poisoning because antimony may be used in the fabrication of plastic containers and may leach out if one puts an acidic beverage in plastic containers.




            Antimony can be removed from the body with a development program.  This is the best way we know to remove it.  We do not recommend chelation therapy.  For details, read Chelation Therapy.




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