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Fast Facts About Mercury
In a Nutshell
of information and research on the effects of Mercury Amalgam
fillings is not lacking in the
least. Although, if you've been listening to mainstream
sources of information, you may believe there is a unfortunate
lack of it. Why do YOU suppose
The Relationship Between
of mercury from amalgam in the CNS [Central Nervous System]
is an important connection to the etiology of neurologic disorders
such as multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The neurotoxicity of mercury has been long known, mercury
induced neuropathology well-described, and the mechanisms
of toxicity have been studied in great detail. It has also
been documented by at least five independent studies that
chronic exposure to mercury is an etiologic agent in the ALS
syndrome. It has been clearly demonstrated that mercury from
amalgam accumulates in the brain and CNS and autopsy studies
show that the level of mercury in the brain linearly correlated
with the number of amalgam surfaces on fillings. Concentration
in the tissues reached as high as 120 nanograms per gram of
Mercury Amalgam Fillings Emit Mercury Vapor?
A psychologist from the University
of Colorado was in my office one day. ...I asked the psychologist
to open his mouth, [I] placed the tube over a filling...as
the needle went to 10, then 20, then 30, and then 50 micrograms
of mercury per cubic meter of air (mcg/m3). The maximum safe
level of exposure for 8 hours in a twenty-four-hour day, according
to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
is 50 micrograms. At 51 mcgs, they fine the offender $10,000
and close the facility. Our professor's fillings pushed the
needle up to...90 mcgs.
...Other researchers since
that time have reported finding high vapor levels. Independently,
D.D. Gay, Ph. D. (1979), and C.W. Svare, D.D.S. (1981), registered
high breath concentrations of mercury, especially after their
subjects had been chewing gum.
The Relationship Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
and Mercury Amalgam
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also has a mercury component. When
mercury binds to the oxygen-carrying part of hemoglobin, in
the blood, the hemoglobin level may look normal, but its ability
to transport oxygen is hampered by mercury sitting on the
Relationship Between Mercury Amalgam and Autoimmune Diseases
Mercury kills cells by interfering
with their ability to exchange oxygen, nutrients, and waste
products through the cell membrane. Inside the cell, mercury
destroys our genetic code, DNA, leaving us without the ability
to reproduce that cell ever again. Immunologically, mercury
embeds itself in a cell membrane, giving that cell the appearance
of being "non-self", which is the trigger for the
immune system to destroy that specific cell. ...The immune
system will start destroying your own tissues, thus the term
autoimmune disease. Examples of these are diabetes, multiple
sclerosis (MS) scleroderma, and lupus.
for Mercury Toxicity
The urine porphyrin test is
perhaps the best indicator of heavy metal toxicity. ...Heavy
metals cause in increase in the excretion of porphyrins.
...a dentist may place any
number of...EPA listed toxic substances in your mouth without
giving you the slightest hint of the potential side-effects.
Mercury, copper, nickel, beryllium, zinc, phenol, formaldehyde,
diisocynate, and acetone are just a few...