Reality TV personality Christina Hall, 39, said Thursday she is suffering from mercury and lead poisoning – and fears her work renovating houses made her sick.
The Flip or Flop star revealed her health issues on her Instagram story Thursday. She had told followers she was experiencing illness last week, and feared her ailment was caused by her breast implants.
Diagnostic scans found the true culprit. Ms Hall fears her work renovating homes is at the source of her issues, saying: ‘[the problems] most likely from all the big houses I’ve been in and I have small intestinal bacteria overgrowth.’
Lead poisoning occurs over time and is a result of continuous exposure to the dangerous chemical. While its use in houses and buildings is tightly regulated in the US, many older homes still have lead paint, pipes and other material.
Trouble: Christina Hall announced on her Insta Stories this Thursday that she is suffering from lead and mercury poisoning
Ms Hall shot to fame in 2014, starring alongside her now-ex-husband Tarek El Moussa on their HGTV show.
Before their Hollywood days, the couple ran a real-estate agency in Orange County, California, where they flipped homes.
After a decade of house flipping, and working on dirty construction sites, Ms Hall fears her job may be responsible for her recent ailment.
Lead build up in the body can occur over years. While each small exposure to the chemical presents little risk, repeated exposure over long periods of time can cause issue.
Paint and pipes used in older homes often contains lead, as the risks 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 abdominal pain, memory issues and headaches.
Lead exposure is most dangerous to children as it can severely impact the development of their brain, nervous system and other vital organs.
Chelation therapy is used to treat lead exposure. The process injects an acidic compound into a person’s blood that attaches itself to metals like lead and then exits the body through urination.
Process: Christina was coping with ‘unexplained health stuff’ she thought might be ‘breast implant related,’ so she got herself examined via quantum biofeedback
Looking ahead: Laying out her action plan, she explained: ‘So we are first detoxing all of this through herbs and IVs and then see how I feel and tackle the implants’
Making it happen: The 39-year-old reality star said her current health issues were ‘Most likely’ incurred by her career refurbishing ‘gross’ buildings
Side by side: She shot to fame on the home renovation show Flip Or Flop alongside her first husband Tarek El Moussa, whom she kept working with after the divorce
Details: A week ago she shared she had been coping with ‘unexplained health stuff for years, and now I’m considering the thought that this could be breast implant related’
Last week, Ms Hall shared she had been coping with ‘unexplained health stuff for years, and now I’m considering the thought that this could be breast implant related.’
She recently also revealed that a few months ago, she had such an adverse reaction to fillers that she had to have them removed.
‘In April I had a reaction to under eye filler,’ she wrote over a selfie demonstrating the problem. ‘Super swollen and it wouldn’t go down with time.’
With a couple of shocked-looking emoji, she self-deprecatingly wrote to her more than a million and a half followers: ‘I know. It’s a scary photo.’
Christina then uploaded a selfie of her cheeks looking red but deflated after she succeeded in having the fillers excised.
Documentation: Christina recently also revealed that a few months ago, she had such an adverse reaction to fillers that she had to have them removed
‘After dissolving with hyaluronidase and ultra sound frequency treatments to remove all the filler,’ she wrote. ‘Never again.’
April was a chockablock month for Christina, as it arose then that she had married her third husband Joshua Hall, a realtor.
Christina is a mother of three, co-parenting her two older children Taylor, 12, and Brayden, seven, with their father Tarek El Moussa.
She also has a three-year-old son called Hudson with her second husband, the dashing British TV presenter Ant Anstead, who is currently dating Renee Zellweger.
‘Never again’: Christina then uploaded a selfie of her cheeks looking red but deflated after she succeeded in having the fillers excised
Ant and Christina tied the knot three days before Christmas 2018 at their Newport Beach home – but broke up less than two years later.
They announced their split in September 2020 just after Hudson’s first birthday and then waged a rancorous custody battle over their little boy.
Earlier this year Ant filed an emergency order for full custody of Hudson, while allowing Christina to have him every other weekend.
He accused her in court documents of being an unsafe mother who spent only ‘9 full days each month’ on average with Hudson and constantly paraded him around on social media when he was in her care, TMZ reported.
Dashing: April was a chockablock month for Christina, as it arose then that she had married her third husband Joshua Hall, a realtor
‘What Ant is doing deeply saddens me,’ Christina shot back in Us Weekly. ‘If this was really about Hudson, as he says, this should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as myself and my attorney have suggested.’
A judge denied Ant’s emergency order, ruling he had provided an ‘insufficient showing’ of proof that the arrangement had to be changed immediately.
However the custody battle raged on and was slated to go to trial this coming March until Ant and Christina finally arrived at a settlement this month.
The scheduled trial has been scrapped and both parents will ‘continue to have joint legal and joint physical custody,’ per court documents obtained by People.
The way they were: Recently she settled a custody battle with her second husband Ant Anstead over their three-year-old son Hudson; the former couple are pictured in May 2019