Corinne, sorry to hear about the metal poisoning. I thought I would share a story about my husbands’ coworker (Dave) who had high metals in his system. Dave took advice from a natural health professional, and drank Rooibos tea regularly to reduce lead levels. It has proven to lower his lead level substantially. It may not work for you or you may be allergic to Rooibos tea, so please use with caution.
Marinez, I think it is best to have a fan installed in your painting room, maybe a high efficient bathroom fan to draw fumes out of your painting room.
I too wear the Nitrile gloves, however, I wear gloves which are too big for my hands. I find it’s advantageous because I can easily slip the gloves off and reuse them, whereas the small gloves were a one time use and toss. Annoying at first, however, I bake often, and I certainly don’t want our children exposed to toxins which are preventable. After a few years of wearing these loose gloves, I hardly even notice them.
If you can, install a separate sink where you can wash all painting materials. Using the same sink where you cook or bathe is never a good idea.