Environmental factors can play an important role in the development of autoimmune thyroiditis (AT) and other autoimmune diseases. This article reviews the role of heavy metals and infectious agents in AT. Memory T lymphocytes can be used as biomarkers of susceptibility to mercury and other inflammation triggers in individual patients. If metal allergy is found, the patient should avoid all exposure to the allergenic substance. Mercury-allergic patients may benefit from replacement of dental amalgam.
I suspected my health was being impacted by my dental amalgams but dismissed the idea as I trusted the scientific integrity of the dental and medical community. I assumed the anti-amalgam community to be unscientific alarmist. I expected to find little or no scientific work on the subject, but was shocked to find hundreds of peer reviewed studies.
12 years ago I went to the dentist. Immediately, I notice I could not hear to well. I was tested, 40% hearing in right ear, 60% hearing in left ear. I received implant hearing implant in my left ear. My vision was blurry. I received my first pair glasses. I started stuttering, then my foot was hurting.
In search of answers about her debilitating health problems, Diane Meyer, D.D.S., B.S., went from doctor to doctor and was told “It’s your hormones honey,”. Until she attended a seminar and learned of her constant exposure to mercury.
Dr. Graeme Munro-Hall BDS discusses his mercury related heart problems and his work towards banning dental mercury amalgam by participating in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
A known neurotoxin such as mercury, with a vast history of scientific studies indicating harm at low levels of exposure, could not remain on the market as a medical implant for over 30+ years without a plethora of scandals to accompany it. Many of the articles in this section are based on researchers first hand experience with various health agencies of the federal government and Freedom of Information (FOIA) documents obtained by consumer advocacy groups.