The Hazards Of Being Exposed To Heavy Metals

Heavy Metal Water Testing

If you are concerned about the presence of heavy metals in your San Jose building or construction site, Benchmark Environmental Engineering can help. Environmental testing is crucial for property managers, construction companies, commercial property owners, real estate professionals, and government agencies.

What Are Heavy Metals?

Heavy metals are chemical elements with high atomic weights. They can enter humans, animals, and plants through the air, food, and water. Although some of these metals are essential to the human body in tiny amounts, they can be dangerous or even deadly at higher levels.

Examples Of Heavy Metals

Some of the most common of these dangerous elements are as follows:

What Is The Source Of Heavy Metals?

These substances are natural elements in the crust of the earth. But unfortunately, they are also byproducts of pollution caused by industrial and agricultural activities.

How Does Heavy Metal Exposure Happen?

You can be exposed to heavy metals through many activities.

  • Drinking Contaminated Water
  • Eating Vegetables Grown In Contaminated Dirt
  • Living Or Working In An Industrial Area
  • Breathing The Air Near The Source Of Heavy Metal Emissions
  • Working On Construction Projects In Contaminated Areas

Symptoms Of Exposure To Heavy Metals

The symptoms of exposure to these elements will vary widely, depending on which one a person is exposed to and how the exposure occurs.

  • Kidney Dysfunction
  • Skin Lesions
  • Gastrointestinal Illness
  • Disorders Of The Nervous System
  • Damage To Vascular System
  • Immune System Issues
  • Birth Defects
  • Various Cancers

How To Find Out If Heavy Metals Are Present In Your Location

If you are worried that these elements may be present at your construction site or in your existing building, you can have your location tested by environmental experts.

Testing By Professionals

We have many years of experience in safe and efficient environmental testing. Whether you are constructing a new building or are concerned that your business may not comply with safety regulations, we can help. Don’t risk the possible dangers to yourself and your employees by not ordering testing.

Thorough Environmental Testing

Contact Benchmark Environmental Engineering to schedule testing in your San Jose location. We offer a wide range of testing to evaluate your property, both underground and on the surface. Call us today to request a quote or schedule an appointment.