Mercury exposure threatens the life of our children

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Mercury Warning(NaturalHealth365) According to the World Health Organization, mercury exposure is highly toxic to human health and poses a specific threat to the development of children in early life and while they are in utero. Mercury occurs naturally and exists in various forms which are elemental, organic and inorganic.

Elemental (metallic) mercury is very toxic to the nervous system. Most exposure comes from broken thermometers, compact fluorescent light bulbs, science labs, broken instruments, polyurethane flooring and medical and mechanical equipment. If your child is exposed to this type of mercury, medical care should quickly be sought.

Inorganic (mercuric chloride) mercury includes batteries, skin bleaching creams, disinfectants and pesticides. In 1990, the EPA banned the use of inorganic mercury in interior paints and in 1991 it was banned in exterior paints as well.

Inorganic mercury primarily impacts the GI tract and kidneys. Inorganic mercury does not cross the blood-brain barrier so little neurological damage typically occurs unless there is prolonged exposure.

Organic (methyl and ethylmercury) is also considered to be toxic to the nervous system and children are very vulnerable to this type of mercury exposure. Children are exceptionally vulnerable to this type of mercury and neurological symptoms include mental retardation, seizures, vision and hearing loss, delayed development, language disorders and memory loss. Ethylmercury is considered to be less toxic.

The most common way methylmercury makes it into our bodies is due to coal burning power plants. According to the EPA, coal-burning power plants are the largest human caused source of mercury emissions to the air in the United States. These plants release mercury into the air and once consumed by aquatic life, it is turned into methylmecury making certain types of fish dangerous for pregnant women and children to consume.

Ethylmercury (or Thimerosal) is used as a vaccine preservative and contains 49.6% ethylmercury. According to the FDA, the DTaP and Flu vaccines manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur contains a trace amount of mercury. Flu vaccines manufactured by Novartis CSL Limited also contain mercury. Some single dose vaccines still contain thimerosal. To view the list, please visit the FDA’s website.

According to the WHO, ethylmercury does not accumulate and is actively excreted via the gut, so they believe the health risk exposure from this source is low and recommends sticking to the current vaccine schedule. However, the WHO continues to review the evidence for pre-term and malnourished infants.

Some researchers aren’t as sure about the safety of ethylmercury. An article published in Neuro Toxicology discusses the relationship between glutathione and ROS (reactive oxygen species). The researchers state that mercury and other heavy metals are well known to increase oxidative stress and deplete intracellular glutathione while increasing the concentration of thimerosal.

Dr. Alfred Bogomir Kobal, a Slovenian doctor, states children with specific metabolic disorders caused by amino acids that reduce glutathione content in cells and immunological disorders are more impacted by the ethylmercury in thimerosal. He believes the thimerosal in vaccines may be a significant factor in the pathogenesis of autism.

Don’t underestimate the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

Several years ago, studies were done on products containing HFCS and it was discovered that a number of them tested for mercury. The researchers stated they tested for total mercury and did not test for which exact type of mercury it was. This is something to be aware of as HFCS is rampant in many food items.

The HFCS industry states this is not true and that no plant in North America uses mercury technology, but the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy stated they found four plants in the US – Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio and West Virginia that still use “mercury-cell” technology that can lead to contamination.

Stay informed, know the source of your food and remain healthy.About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com. You can follow Sima on Facebook at ‘Cease Therapy California’ and through her weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com

References:
http://www.who.int/ipcs/features/mercury.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/hg/about.htm
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228
http://www.healingpediatrics.com/articles/James_neurotoxicity.pdf
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mercury/mercury_report.html
http://www.epa.gov/ttnatw01/hlthef/mercury.html#ref7
http://ojs.szd.si/index.php/vestnik/article/view/367
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20090127/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup

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  • mat

    I had my amalgams taken out and white filings put in. See a dentist that uses this and believes in the harmful affects of mercury.

  • warning

    You had white fillings put in? Hmmm…take out a toxin (Mercury) and then replace it with another toxin (composite fillings) which leach toxic BPA and increase the female hormone estrogen in your body. You should know by now not to trust dentists, optometrists, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, etc, etc,these CONVENTIONAL professionals will end up HURTING YOU while you give them thousands of your dollars over time.
    It’s a broken system I tell you!

    Seek UNCONVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS who may have your best interest in mind.

    People, please do research before taking action.

  • John

    One of the most important aspects of humans being exposed to mercury from foods, liquids, air inhalation, dental fillings, and vaccines to name a few is that Mercury stops the ability of the body to utilize SULFUR in the kidneys. Since cholesterol sulfate is the precursor to creating vitamin D3, this becomes a huge problem, but the worst thing is that cholesterol sulfate is made in the kidneys and that is what gives the heart and brain 60% of their energy! When the body cannot get this nutrient, it gets it from the plaque build up on the arteries! When a person takes a statin drug, this limits the cholesterol available for making cholesterol sulfate, further creating an even bigger problem.

    And we wonder why so many people die of heart attacks and are having lots of problems with the brain these days.

  • Adriane

    John, I appreciate your post, very interesting. Would taking methylsulfonylmethane(MSM) help? If you have any resources handy to read more about cholesterol sulfate synthesis and action, please direct me to them. Thanks!

  • Jennifer Symonds

    Re changing mercury/amalgam fillings for safer ones: what do folks on VERY low incomes do when all they can get for free (NHS, UK) are the mercury/amalgams; & you should try finding a sympathetic dentist where I live, the ones I’ve visited all look at you as tho’ you’re completely balmy/paranoid!!!

  • Linda Sparrer

    I am currently undergoing chemo therapy for Multiple Myeloma. This cancer is showing up in patients over 60 years of age. This is due to long term exposure (over 40 years) to Mercury. Things your DR. won’t tell you about Mercury: can alter your DNA and chromosomes, can destroy your RBC, can cause abnormal nerve damage to peripheral nerves, cause hair loss and can destroy your t-cells (immune system). There are NO blood tests or urine tests (unless they are done within 6-8 hrs of exposure) that are going to show mercury in your body. That is because it rapidly attaches to brain and nerve cells and it begins to do its damage. In small children, who have had vaccines with mercury in them and are then exposed to floride, the damage can be deadly or at least cause infintile cancers. I have found out this info from atricles since coming down with cancer. Please don’t wait as long as I did. One web site was very informative: info@electrichealing. com. It mentioned a negative charged mineral called Zeolite that pulls mercury out of your body. I am taking it along with my chemo. The only side affect I am haveing is tiredness and the main markers the Dr. looks at indicate that the chemo is working well. I hope this info helps others.

  • Dawn W.

    I highly recommend Clifford Lab test for fillings if you or your child needs them. They test to see what your reactions will be to materials used for surgeries in the body as well as fillings. We found that our son was sensitive to many safe fillings as well and phoned around to find a dentist who used one of the three materials that he was not sensitive to. We are so glad we did. The dentist is mercury free, fluoride free, doesn’t do root canals, etc and he is our new family dentist. Look for someone who used Hal Huggins protocols and you should be good.