Mercury Science

The role of environmental factors in autoimmune thyroiditis

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.

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Charlie Brown explains the World Health Organization retraction of the Peterson Paper

Charlie Brown, President of the World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry, announced the World Health Organization rescinded the document known as the "Petersen Paper." The Notorius Petersen Paper was a propaganda project of the World Health Organization's in-house dentist. In his paper, Petersen claimed that phasing out amalgam was not feasible and amalgam was a safe product.