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Is amalgam mercury poisoning common?

Is amalgam mercury poisoning common?

No: Very controversial subject. Consensus of public health and regulatory bodies is that the mercury in the amalgam is bound to the mixture (called an eutectic) and cannot react in the body and therefore safe. Contrary evidence is anecdotal but there is pressure to limit or Prohibit mercury in dental fillings. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Fritz
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Mercury Poisoning (Definition)

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


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What causes amalgam mercury poisoning?

What causes amalgam mercury poisoning?

Confused: There are numerous items that contain mercury in its various forms that can cause a toxic exposure; they occur mostly in the workplace from industrial sources. The controversy concerning possible health risks from mercury in amalgam fillings has existed for over 100 years, although to my knowledge there has not been even 1 legitimate scientific study to substantiate the claim. ...Read more

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How do I check for Mercury poisoning ?

How do I check for Mercury poisoning ?

Here is some: In addition to suggestive findings on history, signs and symptoms, lab findings and imaging, there is blood test but unreliable due to the short half life, urine test is more reliable than blood and better to be 24 hr urine collection. whole-blood or hair analysis is more reliable than urinary mercury levels. For more review http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1175560-workup#4 hope this helps. ...Read more

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How common is amalgam mercury poisoning?

None, it is safe: and durable dental material. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Eventually, any cavity if not treated, can lead to pain, infection, root canal and even tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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My risk of getting mercury poisoning if I played with it as a kid?

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. ...Read more

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Is eating halibut for dinner 4-5 times a week bad for you? I'm scared that I'm going to get mercury poisoning since I do.

Is eating halibut for dinner 4-5 times a week bad for you? I'm scared that I'm going to get mercury poisoning since I do.

Probably too much!: Halibut is not among the fish with the highest levels of mercury but does have moderate levels. See http://tinyurl.com/okxcyjk Authorities advise limiting such fish to about 12 ounces a week- see http://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm110591.htm You might want to take chlorella (I advise Yaeyama brand) 10 tablets 15 min. before lunch to detox. Also see http://tinyurl.com/bmoojfw ...Read more

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How often can i eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

How often can i eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

No limit: No one has demonstrated any cognitive damage whatever from mercury in fish apart from the areas of terrible pollution like Minamata. The most recent studies show more Mercury and less neuropathology in fish eaters. Fish-eating kids test as smarter, etc. EPA recommendations are political guesswork. I would ignore them. ...Read more

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Is mercury poisoning reversible?

BAL: 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

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How should I treat mercury poisoning?

Mercury Poison: You would need to see a specialist who is knowledgeable about heavy metal chelation. This can be done orally or by IV treatments depending on the severity. It should be done slowly and carefully to prevent severe side effects and injury. Avoidance of the exposure is also necessary to keep the levels down. Seafood may be a source of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you address mercury poisoning?

Www.IAOMT.org: Many biological or holistic dentists have a lot of knowledge about this... As treating mercury poisoning may require a combination of treatments, it is a good idea to seek advice and doctors on www.Iaomt.Org - it is a good place to begin. Many md's, do's, or naturopaths are experienced in detoxing patients with mercury issues and they work with holistic dentists to safely detox patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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