The primary treatment for most heavy metal poisoning is chelation therapy. Chelating agents are substances that go through the body to attract and bind heavy metals. Chelating agents are usually given in pill form but may also be given intravenously, transdermally, by suppository or by injection.
Though chelation therapy has been considered to be generally safe for most people, new information has surfaced that suggests these substances may not be as benign as once believed. The chelating agents used by the medical profession are drugs and do have side effects, sometimes severe ones.