Chapter 5: Heavy Metals

This chapter includes the interactive presentation on the following subtopics linked to metal ions: sources and historical uses, effects on the body, and metabolites in biological fluids. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights the lead metal ion testing in a work-related heavy metal poisoning proceedings.

The podcast starts with a historical rendering of heavy metals, and transitions into the CanLII case on poisoning and the environmental and workplace regulations in an effort to highlight the importance of heavy metal exposure.


Interactive Presentation

Please use the navigation arrows located at the bottom centre of the presentation window to move through the 49 slides in this interactive presentation.

There are also 5 questions throughout the presentation, which you will receive immediate feedback on and can retry multiple times.


Slides: Module I Ch 5 Heavy Metals



This podcast episode [16:35] starts with the historical overview of arsenic. Then, the case describes the lead testing related to workplace hazards, followed by the Health-Canada publications on the environmental and workplace mercury exposure.

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Audio Transcript

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Chapter 5: Metals – TRANSCRIPT


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