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Can Egg Whites Be Used As An Antidote Of Lead And Mercury Poisoning
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).
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.
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 *EPA—including 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 *
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years. You'd think after all that time we would know if they were dangerous, right? There are more important things to worry about.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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).
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Mecurity toxicity: For major mecury toxicity outbreaks usually there is a major release of methylmercury or mercury into the environmental from industrial sources.
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.
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.
Cure Hg poisoning: No cure. But need more details. Report to your Dr. Beware of practitioners using hair analysis etc. Need 24 hour urine collections done in good lab.
Variable: 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 how much and how long the exposure was. Mercury does not stay in body for long time like lead or arsenic. Its half life is several weeks.
Depends on person: Mervury poison is dependent on the amount of fish you plus your own ability or inability I excrete it.
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
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