Original Research Paper publ Jan 2014, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research:
Comparison of Chelating Agents DMPS, DMSA and EDTA for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Metal Exposure
The chelating agents most commonly used to treat chronic metal overexposures are DMSA, DMPS and EDTA. We evaluated and compared the effectiveness of each of those chelating agents and statistically determined what metals are best bound. Based on the metal binding capacity and practicality of use, we determined that intravenously applied DMPS is best used as a provocation or mobilization test.