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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

Mercury poisoning: Symptoms of mercury poisoning can vary greatly and mimic many acute diseases. Cardiovascular symptoms have been reported with acute poisoning. The most common symptoms are neurological: tingling or loss of sensation in the extremities, mental disorientation, ringing in the ears, tremors, etc. ...Read more

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 are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

See below: Please consult this site for reliable information:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002476.htm ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

Some types: Symptoms can include sensory impairment (vision, hearing, speech), disturbed sensation, lack of coordination, red cheeks, nose & lips, loss of hair, teeth, nails, rashes, increased sensitivity to light, fibromyalgia, headaches, kidney dysfunction to name some... ...Read more

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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 gave 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 and etc. It can lead to death. But today's consumption will unlikely lead to Mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Could a sed rate be elevated with mercury poisoning from too much tuna (eating a can of tuna everyday for years?) other symptoms: weak & can't walk.

Could a sed rate be elevated with mercury poisoning from too much tuna (eating a can of tuna everyday 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

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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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Could you recover from mercury poisoning?

Depends on dose/age: Mercury is more toxic in organic form than elemental form and much more detrimental to fetus/infants than adults. There are medications that can bind to mercury and remove it from body if an adult is exposed to elemental Hg, not much can be done for fetus/infant exposed to organic Hg. ...Read more

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How long does mercury poisoning take to heal?

Mercury poisoning: There is no good answer for that. Probably about a year is a good time frame to expect when detoxifying from mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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What amount tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

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

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How likely is somebody to get mercury poisoning?

Almost zero: Almost zero. Studies have shown that mercury levels in fish are too low to cause any clinical problems in humans. ...Read more

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What amount of tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

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

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Does mercury poisoning from vaporized mercury go away?

Does mercury poisoning from vaporized mercury go away?

Depends: There is so much to say on this topic. Mercury is difficult to get rid of... Each person has a different situation depending on dna, immune system and level of mercury load. My website, www. Fourseasonsfentalspa. Com has more information on this topic than I can leave here in this limited space. Use search both for questions also www. Iaomt. Org has information on this topic. ...Read more

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What is mercury poisoning and how do people usually get it?

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

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If I eat a can of tuna a day could I get mercury poisoning?

* 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

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What is the definition or description of: mercury poisoning?

Mercury toxicity: 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 and blood pressure cuffs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you do about lightbulb mercury poisoning?

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

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Can the effects of mercury poisoning be reversed? Just found out my level was high. Artist.

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

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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

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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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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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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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Asian skin lighteners, could I get mercury poisoning?

Yes: Lighteners containing mercury are banned in the US, but some lighteners manufactured in Asia and other foreign countries do contain mercury. If the concentration is high enough and it is applied often, mercury poisoning is a real possibility. Avoid any topical product that contains mercury. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cure for low level mercury poisoning?

Please help! What is the cure for low level 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. ...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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Can eating too much fish causes mercury poisoning?

Can eating too much fish causes mercury poisoning?

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

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