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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Dr. Richard Chanin DMD dismantles the Saxe “Nun Study”

Dr. Richard Chanin DMD of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology disscusses one of the flaws in the Saxe study: "Dental amalgam and cognitive function in older women: findings from the Nun Study", which was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and widely promoted to discredit the link between mercury exposure (as from dental amalgam) and Alzheimer's disease.