How to test for nickel levels in soil, water and plant based food? Allergy sufferer needs serious help.? Answered
I have an allergy to nickel. It causes severe blisters so I must avoid it at all costs. Unfortunately, nickel is present in soil and water at varying levels and is absorbed by all plant based foods. There is some literature out there that lists which foods are worse, but are vague at best, and simply avoiding all plant based foods is not a realistic option.
I would like to know if there is a way to test soil and water for nickel and determine how much is present?
Or is there a way to test plant based foods for the nickel levels they have absorbed?
I have researched this extensively and can only find information about getting tested for metals within the body. Confirming this would not change my dilemma. I have to work diligently at avoiding any further exposure to nickel as I understand there is no way of removing this metal once it is ingested. I have seen many specialists and their help is not only expensive, but limited (due to a lack of research in this area).
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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