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Testing for Heavy Metal Exposure

Heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, mercury and lead, have been linked to a variety of neurological and immunological health conditions. In response to the community crisis involving heavy metal contaminants in Portland-area soil and air samples, NUNM Health Centers, your partner in health and wellness, provides a number of environmental lab tests to help patients measure exposure to heavy metals.

In addition to urine tests, as recommended by the Oregon Health Authority, NUNM Health Centers provide a range of other tests that align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols—that can more reliably measure toxic exposures through heavy metals, including arsenic, chromium and lead exposures; these include tests through hair, fingernail and blood tests.

For more information about heavy metals testing or to make an appointment with a naturopathic physician, please call NUNM Health Centers at 503.552.1551.