Unfortunately, in the course of everyday modern life, the average person comes into contact with dozens of toxins that are harmful for the body. They are in food, in drinking water, in the very air that people breathe in between their office and their cars. And among the most serious of these toxins are heavy metals like lead, cadmium, aluminum and mercury. These metals are natural elements, but they are incredibly unhealthy for the human body and exposure to them can lead to serious health consequences. Read on to find out more about heavy metals, how people are exposed and how to avoid or reduce such exposure.