It is impossible to avoid exposure to toxic heavy metals in today's world.
This book explains how to diagnose mercury poisoning and shows how to safely remove mercury, lead, arsenic and other toxic metals from your body.
The case histories in this book demonstrate how exposure to these heavy metals can lead to allergies, anxiety, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, colitis, autism, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The Environmental Protection Agency's limit for mercury is an intake of 7 micrograms per day for a 70 kg person. If you have dental amalgams (these silver colored fillings are actually 50% mercury) the World Health Organization estimates you are exposed to 4 to 21 micrograms per day. Over decades this adds up to hundreds of milligrams of the element that toxicologists consider the most toxic non-radioactive element.
If you eat 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of tuna, you take in another 35 micrograms, or 5 times the daily limit for the average adult.
We are also exposed to mercury through some vaccines and pharmaceutical products. At home there are mercury containing CFL light bulbs and fructose syrup.
At the same time, the environment is contaminated with several hundred times the level of lead that our pre-industrial ancestors were exposed to. In animal experiments, mercury increased the toxicity of lead by a factor of 14.
It is no wonder that so many people are experiencing chronic health problems. Perhaps mercury or another heavy metal is the source of your health problems.
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Mercury. The only elemental metal currently known that is liquid at room temperature. And, as becoming more and more evident, a much bigger health risk than anyone originally could have guessed. David Hammond takes on the hazards of this substance – symptoms, side-effects, and potential treatments / avoidance – in his book “Mercury Poisoning: The Undiagnosed Epidemic”. I appreciated Mr. Hammond's care in not demanding the reader take a certain stand when either option contains a health risk. For example, while vaccines may contain thimerosal, which contains mercury, and while mercury appears to a factor in the increase of autism, there is no alternate prevention of certain diseases. As such, the author presents his case, and allows the reader to make their own choice. On the other hand, Mr. Hammond makes a clear case that dental amalgams are also a problematic source of mercury, despite the American Dental Association's claims to the contrary. Here, there IS an acceptable alternative to use for fillings, and he encourages the reader to pursue it. Mr. Hammond successfully walks a fine line between case histories and scientific studies. Case histories are certainly more interesting to read and contain factual information, but could be one-offs tied to an individual’s environment, genetic make-up, or other factors. On the other hand, scientific studies are designed to minimize, eliminate, and/or explain other influences – but are usually quite dry and downright boring to the casual reader. He does fall into the trap of pointing out flaws he sees in studies that disagree with his conclusions, but swears by the studies that DO conform to his beliefs. On the other hand, Mr. Hammond IS willing to reference those studies, whereas other authors may take the easy way out and simply avoid mentioning them. This book was definitely worth the read, While I'm not prepared to blindly accept everything that the author claims, it certainly gave me a lot to think about and will inspire more research on my part. In my opinion, this outcome should count as a “win” for any non-fiction author. RATING: 4 stars. DISCLOSURE: I was given this book by the author in return for a prompt and honest review.