Clinical symptoms and management of chronic poisoning of Heavy metals – Iron: Metallic iron is silvery white in colour, occurring naturally as haematite, magnetite, etc. and usually causes no problems. In fact it is an essential element and deficiency results in anaemia. Even if there is more than the required intake daily, the excess is excreted. But in some individuals with inborn errors, even normal dietary iron can cause toxic effects due to accumulation, e.g. haemochromatosis.
This topic describes: Toxicity levels, Mechanism, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management of chronic poisoning of Heavy metals – Iron.