Possible causes:

  • Burden from exhausts, metal, cement and glass industries
  • Toner from laser printers and photocopy machines
  • Alloy component
  • Colours, lacquer, glazes 
  • Nuclear medicine  (Cobalt-60 with  Gamma radiation )
  • Inks  (cobalt chloride)  
  • Can be found in  beer  (Canada)

Possible consequences:

  • Goiter formation
  • Lung damage (breathing in of cobalt dust)
  • Heart problems
  • Ear noise
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss
  • Through heavy metal burden enzyme blockage


  • Search for cause


  • Brooks, S. et al. (Eds.): Environmental Medicine. Mosby, St. Louise (1995) 233.
  • Goyer, R.A. et al.: Metal Toxicology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA (1995).
  • Pfeiffer, C. C.: Zinc and other micro-nutrients. Keats Publishing, New Canaan / Connecticut (1978( 137-139).

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