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Enzyme and Heavy Metals

These heavy metals are toxic to life because they generally bind tightly and permanently to the active sites of enzymes, thus destroying their catalytic properties and deactivating them (permanently). This therefore restricts substrates being broken down by enzymes to allow the human body to function properly since the heavy metals take similar pathways to that of essential nutrients. Metabolism and any sort of necessary chemical processes will not be preceded properly and therefore the maintenance of the living state of…

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