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Can Egg Whites Be Used As An Antidote Of Lead And Mercury Poisoning
Egg white remedy: Not that I'm aware of. The best remedies for heavy metal poisoning are IV chelation therapy, oral chlorella and glutathione, and sweat therapy (sauna). Iv chelation is your best bet. ...Read more
It was popularized in alice in wonderland by the mad hatter. Mercury was used to help shape hats, i was told. It can be found in fish (tuna, halibut, king mackerel, tilefish, shark, swordfish & salmon), release from burning of fossil fuels especially coal, fluorescent light bulbs, some in dental fillings, old thermometers ...Read more
Depends on type of: Tuna. Big Eye & AHI Tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & White Albacore Tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more
Consult EPA: The EPA suggest 8-12 oz of fish per week from the varieties of fish lowest in mercury. Tuna unfortunately contains some of the highest levels of mercury. Consumption of albacore tuna should be limited to 6 oz/week. There are other sources of mercury exposure including occupational risks. If you are concerned about mercury toxicity consult your doctor. A blood test can confirm an abnormal level. ...Read more
Does mercury poisoning lead to autism? If so, can I detox my child to prevent her from getting autism?
* 5-oz. tuna 18.11:
*5-oz. can tuna albacore 49.53 ugm of mercury
*5- oz. tuna steak 97.49 ugm of mercury
3. Divide daily mercury intake by your weight in kg is dose ugm/kg
*EPAincluding pregnant women safe dose is .1 ugm/ kg/d. Or
* CDC&P 0.3 mugm/ kg/d
Multiply daily limit by 7 EPA .7; CDC 2.1.
Divide weekly dose by daily dose for cans/wk 180 lb/2.2 82 kg guy EPA 3.2 cans CDC&P 9.5
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No: There have been numerous studies in the medical literature trying to establish a relationship between mercury consumed in fish by breast feeding mothers and poor intellectual outcomes in breast-fed children and to date, there is no association. The problem isn't going anywhere however, and future studies may show an association. For now, though, the answer is no. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many environmental ways to be exposed to mercury and other heavy metals. Thermometers, switches, and some types of light bulbs. When coal is burned, mercury is released into the air. Mercury in the air eventually gets into water or falls to the land where it can be washed into water. ...Read more
Small fish good:
As a rule small fish contain less mercury and larger fish contain more. Do not eat shark, king mackerel, tilefish. Eat up to 12 onces (2 average meals) a week of fish or shellfish lower in mercury. Good low mercury fish are: shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, catfish,.
Check local advisories (department of fish and wildlife) for mercury load in your area. ...Read more
Can order labs: Hair for organic, urine for chronic elemental. I do need to give you a heads-up. There are some glitzy, phony laboratories that diagnose heavy-metal poisoning and a variety of other things and prescribe a bunch of weird treatments. And if you have made an emotionally-based decision that your symptoms are due to your amalgam fillings, mainstream labs won't support this. Be savvy & proactive. ...Read more
Very unlikely: It is more possible to get mercury poison by eating 'tuna fish' 3x per day. (this actually happened to a patient of mine). ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Mecurity toxicity: For major mecury toxicity outbreaks usually there is a major release of methylmercury or mercury into the environmental from industrial sources. ...Read more
No action needed: Once your body has absorbed mercury it has its own detoxification mechanisms. The best thing for you to do to enhance that process is to maximize your health with good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Most importantly you want to avoid other sources of mercury exposure. For true poisoning there are medical treatments to chelate and remove mercury. ...Read more
Many can: Yes, using chelation therapy and bal (dimercaprol). Make sure that you really have mercury poisoning by getting confirmation from your internist. For more information start here: http://www.Emedicinehealth. Com/mercury_poisoning/article_em. Htm. ...Read more
Can mercury poisoning cause unusual thoughts and/or actions can mercury poisoning cause unusual thoughts and/or actions?
Yes: Yes. Do you remember the mad hatter from alice in wonderland? In days gone by, hatters often suffered from mercury poisoning. ...Read more
There are 3 forms of mercury, elemental, inorganic and organic. All 3 behave differently in the body bot all forms are toxic to brain including other organs.
If you got exposed to mercury in childhood, and are concerns of its health impact. It depends on how much and how long the exposure was. Mercury does not stay in body for long time like lead or arsenic. It's half-life is several weeks. ...Read more
Depends on person: Mervury poison is dependent on the amount of fish you plus your own ability or inability I excrete it. ...Read more
Mercury poisoning?: Why are you asking this? If it as I assume, someone has told you that your fillings may be the cause of mercury poisoning. It is not. All studies that have been done indicate that the mercury in the filling is bound to the metals and does not leak into your system. Beware of those dentists who want to rid you of all your toxic mercury leaking fillings. May be wanting to increase thier income. ...Read more
Pretty slight: I have measured it in many patients ant it has always been normal. Wild caught pacific cold water fish is better for you with less of it though than atlantic or farm raised fish. ...Read more
Serum mercury level: Serum or blood mercury level. Everyone has a small amount of mercury in her body, because mercury is a naturally occurring substance. Exposure to methylmercury (a form of mercury) most often comes from eating fish that contains methylmercury. Usually, greater amounts of methylmercury are found in larger predatory fish. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting mercury poisoning from handling a broken fluorescent bulb? Should I get my mercury levels tested?
Very low: Very unlikely you would get mercury poisoning however follow up with PMD if s/sx. ...Read more
I ate a tuna fish sandwich for lunch that was ablcoure white. And then ate a bug pice of talepea for dinner could I have give myself mercury poisoning? What are the symptoms
Mercury poisoning : From what you had today, you will not develop mercury poisoning. But you are right, source for Mercury poisoning is from fish. Still, very rare disease. Symptoms for Mercury poisoning are mostly neurological including sensory impairment, confusion, numbness etc. it can lead to death. But today's consumption will unlikely lead to Mercury poisoning. ...Read more
Mecury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. ***fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more
Blood test: The Best way to know is to have your blood tested for mercury. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Mercury: Minamata bay outbreak in japan, also some reports of 20% population in ny city. ...Read more
Can the removal of amalgam fillings cause mercury poisoning or headaches? That's what i have since I removed mine.
I am certain that: The dentist collected all the materials that were removed. It is probably coincidental that you now have headaches. Take an over the counter analgesic as directed. You do not have mercury poisoning. If the headaches persist for 48 hours with analgesics then call your primary health care provider for evaluation. You might have sinus infection. ...Read more
Could a sed rate be elevated with mercury poisoning from too many tuna (eating a can of tuna every day for years?) Other symptoms: weak & can't walk.
Unlikely: Do you really have mercury poisoning from eating canned tuna? May be a need to contact the epa if this is correct. You could very well possess a peripheral neuropathy, but is your problem localized there or is there a spinal cord issue instead? Sed rate is not usually a marker of poisoning, and may be indicative of a vasculitis or even diabetes. Is your diagnosis truly confirmed? ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more