|cigarette smoking||nickel plating|
|commercial peanut butter||oysters|
|hydrogenated vegetable oils||unrefined grains and cereals|
|imitation whip creams||vegetable shortening|
|Kidneys –||nickel has a tendency to accumulate in the kidneys.|
|Hormone, Lipid and
Membrane Metabolism –
|It is believed that nickel has some physiological role related to these functions.|
|cancer, intestinal||low blood pressure|
|heart attack||muscle tremors, tetany and paralysis|
|kidney dysfunction||skin problems|
- Normal nickel is about 0.1 mg% or lower.
- More research is needed regarding the physiological roles and significance of hair levels of nickel.