The indoor levels of mercury at some dental hospitals in the twin cities are up to 20 times higher than the permissible limit, putting the lives of medical staff at risk. The level of mercury pollutants in the indoor air at some dental hospitals was eight to 20 times higher than the permissible limit. Author of the study Dr Mahmood A Khwaja stated "There are usually 30 to 40 students performing these fillings in close quarters where there isn't even proper cross ventilation,".
The concept of accumulative micro-mercurial neurotoxicity with specific reference to dental amalgam, has been well documented and prolonged exposure to mercury has been associated with the unique lesions of the AD brain. Therefore, amalgam, as the largest source of mercury vapor in the general population, should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients being investigated for neuro-psychiatric problems and shortterm memory loss.
There is increasing concern that environmental chemicals have a direct effect on fertility. Heavy metals such as mercury have been shown to affect various organ systems in humans including nervous system and skin, however they could also act as endocrine disrupting chemicals adversely affecting fertility. Our results suggest that mercury may act as an endocrine disruptor with a deleterious effect on the ovarian response to gonadotrophin therapy
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.
Scientific literature indicates a risk for metal-induced autoimmunity in man. Metal pathology may be due to toxic or allergic mechanisms or both may play a role. The main factors decisive for disease induced by metals are exposure and genetics which determine the individual detoxifying capacity and sensitivity to metals. We review the possible mechanisms which may play a role in metal-induced autoimmunity with the emphasis on multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Exposure to heavy metals has been associated to a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis. We present a possible relationship between serum mercury levels and development of multiple sclerosis. Serum mercury level in MS patients was significantly higher than controls. Concerning all MS patients, serum mercury value was significantly higher than the mercury concentration founded in control subjects. It may reveal that high mercury levels in serum might help MS development in susceptible individuals.
Alex Cain of the EPA published a study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology that evaluated the substance flow analysis of dental mercury releases Into the environment. His comprehensive analysis revealed dentists releaase up to 24 tons of mercury into the environment, a level much more significant than previously thought, which warrants being addressed.
Boyd Haley PhD explains the benefits of Oxidative Stress Relief (OSR) and the limitations of chelators DMPS, DMSA & EDTA.
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