Copper, an essential trace mineral, is vitally important for both physical and mental health. Copper is essential to the proper functioning of organs and metabolic processes. Copper also is an essential trace element that is required in enzyme systems. Copper toxicity is a condition in which copper is retained and begins to build up in the body tissues. Copper has a number of important functions in the human body. The problem usually occurs when there is too much of it in the soft tissues of the body.
Cause of Copper toxicity
Low levels of zinc in the diet
Contaminated food and drinking water due to contact with metallic copper
External exposures such as a copper IUD or accidental agricultural overspray
High levels of estrogen.