What is Mercury Poisoning?
Mercury poisoning occurs when there is exposure to a large amount of mercury or when small amounts of exposure over a period of time causes mercury to accumulate in the body leading to noticeable problems.
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
Mercury is a soft tissue seeker. Therefore, mercury spreads out all over the body entering the soft tissue organs. For example, mercury will get stored in your soft tissue organs like your heart, brain, muscles, liver and kidneys. As a result, the symptoms of mercury poisoning will depend on which organ is being irritated and damaged enough to express symptoms.
Mercury and Your Heart
Mercury has serious affects on the heart. If there is enough mercury being stored in the heart, it can become enlarged and struggle to function. Mercury poisoning can cause symptoms such as high blood pressure where the top number (systolic blood pressure) is raised significantly but the bottom number (diastolic blood pressure) is normal. READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC
Mercury and Your Brain
Mercury can have serious affects on your brain as well. Mercury poisoning can cause symptoms such as migraine headaches or symptoms identical to autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC
Mercury and Your Kidneys
The kidneys are responsible for helping to clear mercury from your body. As the kidneys are trying to remove the mercury from your body, the mercury can build up and irritate them causing them to fail. With time, a physician may diagnose kidney (renal) failure. READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC
Mercury and Your Baby
It is now a well known fact that mercury crosses the placental barrier and harms the baby developing in the womb. Various birth defects are now attributed to mercury poisoning of the baby while in the womb. READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC
The biggest source of mercury poisoning is the amalgam (silver or black colored) fillings in teeth. According to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, these fillings out gas mercury every day. By the time they are 10 years old, they out gas mercury 1,000 more than considered safe. If you chew gum on them after the 10th year, they out gas mercury 1 million times more than considered safe.
Another important source of mercury poisoning is seafood. Various companies dumping their toxic waste loaded with mercury into the oceans has raised the mercury level in the ocean to dangerous levels. As a result, the sea plankton is loaded with mercury. The small fish eat the sea plankton. Then bigger fish eat the smaller fish that are loaded with mercury.
People regularly eating the sea plants and fish from the ocean become loaded with mercury as well. It is with this in mind that pregnant women are now asked not to eat certain types of seafood. How can we ask pregnant women not to eat seafood but say nothing about the fillings in their mouth?
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