Reality TV personality Christina Hall, 39, said Thursday that she suffers from mercury and lead poisoning — and fears that her home renovation work is making her sick.
The Flip or Flop star addressed her health issues on her Instagram story on Thursday. She had told followers that she had been experiencing illness last week, and feared that her illness was caused by her breast implants.
A diagnostic scan found the real culprit. Ms Hall fears her home renovations are the source of her issues, saying: ‘[the problems] Most likely all the gross houses I’ve been in and I have an overgrowth of small intestine bacteria.
Lead poisoning occurs over time and is the result of continuous exposure to the hazardous chemical. While its use in homes and buildings is strictly regulated in the United States, many older homes still contain lead paint, pipes, and other materials.
The problem: Christina Hall announced on her Insta story on Thursday that she is suffering from lead and mercury poisoning.
Ms. Hall rose to fame in 2014, starring in their HGTV show with her ex-husband Tariq El Moussa.
Before their Hollywood days, the couple ran a real estate agency in Orange County, California, where they flipped houses.
After a decade of house demolitions and working on dirty construction sites, Ms Hall fears her job may be responsible for her recent illness.
Lead build-up in the body can occur over years. While each small exposure to the chemical presents a small risk, repeated exposure over a long period of time can cause problems.
Paint and pipes used in older homes often contain lead, as the dangers of exposure to the chemical where not known decades ago. Industrial dust can also be a source.
Other sources of exposure include contaminated water, soil or air.
Symptoms in adults include high blood pressure, muscle and stomach pain, memory problems and headaches.
Lead exposure is very dangerous for children because it can severely affect the development of their brain, nervous system and other vital organs.
Chelation therapy is used to treat lead exposure. This process involves injecting an acidic compound into a person’s blood that binds to metals such as lead and then flushes it out of the body through the urine.
The process: Christina was dealing with “unexplained health issues” that she thought might be related to breast implants, so she tested herself with quantum biofeedback.
Looking ahead: Setting out her plan of action, she explained: ‘So we clear it all out first through the herbs and the IV and then see how I feel and cope with the implants.’
Making it happen: The 39-year-old reality star said her current health issues were “most likely” caused by her career in “gross” building renovations
Side by side: She rose to fame on the home renovation show Flip or Flop alongside her first husband, Tariq Al-Mousa, who she continued to work with after their divorce.
Details: A week ago she shared that she’s been struggling with unexplained health issues for years, and now I think it’s related to breast implants.
Last week, Ms. Hall shared that she had been struggling with unexplained health issues for years, and now I think it’s related to breast implants.
She also recently revealed that a few months ago, she had such a negative reaction to fillers that she had to have them removed.
“In April I had an under eye filler reaction,” she wrote in a selfie showing the problem. It is very swollen and will not go down with time.
With a few shocked emojis, she self-deprecatingly wrote to her more than half a million followers: ‘I know. This is a scary picture.
Christina then uploaded a selfie of her cheeks looking red but after successfully removing the fillers.
Documents: Christina also recently revealed that a few months ago, she had such a negative reaction to fillers that she had to have them removed.
“Remove all filler after treatment with hyaluronidase and ultrasound,” she wrote. ‘Never again.’
April was a significant month for Christina, as it was later revealed that she married her third husband, Joshua Hall, a realist.
Christina is a mother of three, co-parenting her two oldest children, Taylor, 12, and seven-year-old Brayden, with their father, Tariq Al Moussa.
She also has a three-year-old son, Hudson, with her second husband, British TV presenter Ant-Inst, who is currently dating Renee Zellweger.
‘Never again’: Christina then uploaded a selfie of her cheeks looking red but after she successfully removed the fillers
Ant and Christina married three days before Christmas 2018 at their Newport Beach home – but split less than two years later.
They announced their separation shortly after Hudson’s first birthday in September 2020 and then began a bitter custody battle over their little boy.
Earlier this year Ant issued an emergency order for full custody of Hudson, while allowing Christina to have him every weekend.
In court documents, he accused her of being an insecure mother who spent an average of ‘only 9 full days per month’ with Hudson and constantly paraded her around on social media when he was her was in care, TMZ reported.
Dashing: April was a chalk block month for Christina, as it was later revealed that she married her third husband Joshua Hall, a real estate agent
“What the ants do makes me deeply sad,” Christina shot back in Us Weekly. “If this is really about Hudson, as he says, it should have been handled privately with a private judge or arbitrator, as my attorney and I have suggested.”
A judge rejected Ant’s emergency order, ruling that he had provided a ‘sufficient showing’ of evidence that the arrangement should be changed immediately.
However, the custody battle continued and was scheduled to go to trial in March until Ant and Christina finally reached a settlement this month.
The scheduled hearing has been canceled and both parents will ‘continue to have joint legal and joint physical custody,’ according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The way they were: She recently settled a custody battle with her second husband Ant Anstead over their three-year-old son Hudson. The former couple is pictured in May 2019