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A 18-year-old female asked:

When i was a young child i put an old thermometer in the microwave and it exploded. could i be at risk of mercury poisoning ten years later?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe: It doesn't take much mercury to be toxic. If you ate any food that was prepared in the microwave, no telling how much methylmercury you've consumed. I recommend you see a physician member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) or International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) for evaluation for treatment. I would use a combination of oral DMSA and IV or oral EDTA.
Last updated May 16, 2015

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