Fact: People are exposed to a wide variety of toxins in the environment, mercury being one of them.
Fact: We know that mercury poisoning is extremely toxic to the brain and other organs in the body.
Fact : scientists are just beginning to look at chronic low dose exposure and various medical conditions:heart disease,hypertension and neurological impairment.
Fact: The New York City Board of health has a pamphlet listing fish with varying degrees of mercury .Pregnant women and young children have to avoid the very high mercury fish. The other fish which have lower levels of mercury can’t be eaten more than a few times a week.
Fact: We do not know the effects of other chemical exposures and their interactions with mercury.
Fact: Paper in the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that exposure of blood vessels in-vitro to mercury caused endothelial dysfunction; ,blood vessel damage;, which is a precursor to cardiovascular disease.
After seeing the Board of Health pamphlet, I began testing patients for mercury in their blood. I have found about 50% of my patients having mercury present in their blood samples. The range of values is 3.2 to 21. Generally, a large percentage had a history of eating fish which were high in mercury. Most levels became undetectable after a few months of abstaining from eating these fish. I did have some patients who’s levels took a long time to become undetectable.These patients were treated with nutraceuticals to help their bodies detoxify mercury.
In 2008 when I first began checking levels , one of my patients was called by the Board of Health because his level was 19. At the time I spoke to people at the Board of Health who told me that they were raising their norms for mercury, because so many people had elevated levels.
In New York State it has recently become very difficult to obtain RBC mercury levels. Only serum levels are easy to get. The RBC mercury is more accurate because it measures exposure of three months.I can only conjecture that this pollution is not something that the health agencies are interested in ameliorating.
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