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  • Mercury is 500 times more toxic than lead.
  • Mercury is the 2nd most toxic natural substance known to man (after plutonium).
  • Mercury amalgam (silver) fillings have about 50% mercury when they are placed in the mouth.
    • The removed amalgam material may have 20 to 30% mercury after being in use for several years. Where did the rest of that mercury go?
  • Mercury is released from amalgam fillings as a poisonous, odorless, tasteless vapor!
  • There is no safe level of mercury exposure!
    • OSHA measures mercury exposure in ppb (parts per billion), while most other substances are measured in ppm (parts per million).
  • Mercury is a neurotoxin that can pass the blood-brain barrier.
  • Amalgam fillings are not used in expectant mothers, and young children. If they are so safe, then why not?
  • The EPA considers pieces of a removed amalgam filling to be toxic waste.

Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning

“Mercury is a cumulative poison that is retained in the pain center of the brain and central nervous system. Significant amounts of mercury can produce insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, depression, memory loss, dermatitis, and hair loss.”

Common symptoms.

  • Excessive tiredness and lack of energy
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances and waking up tired
  • Foggy brain
  • Digestive and bowel problems
  • Food intolerance
  • Frequent colds, sore throats, and generally depressed immunity
  • Excessive Headaches or migraine
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Skin, nail and hair problems
  • Generally feeling unwell

Common Symptoms of Chronic Mercury Poisoning

Type Symptoms
Digestive System Colitis * Diarrhea/constipation * Loss of appetite * Weight loss * Nausea/vomiting
Emotions Aggressiveness * Anger (fits of) * Anxiety * Confusion * Depression * Fear and nervousness * Hallucination * Lethargy * Manic depression * Mood swings * Shyness
Energy Levels Apathy * Chronic tiredness * Restlessness *
Head Dizziness * Faintness * Headaches (frequent) * Ringing in ears
Heart Anemia * Chest pain * Heartbeat rapid or irregular
Lungs Asthma/bronchitis * Chest congestion * Shallow respiration * Shortness of breath
Muscles & Joints Cramping * Joint aches * Muscle aches * Muscle weakness * Stiffness
Neurological/Mental Fine tremor * Lack of concentration * Learning disorders * Memory loss, short and long term * Numbness * Slurred speech
Nose Inflammation of the nose * Sinusitis * Excessive mucus formation * Stuffy nose
Oral/Throat Bad breath (halitosis) * Bone loss * Burning sensation * Chronic coughing * Gingivitis/bleeding gums * Inflammation of the gums * Leukoplakia (white patches) * Metallic taste * Mouth inflammation * Sore throats * Ulcers of oral cavity
Other Allergies * Anorexia * Excessive blushing * Genital discharge * Gland swelling * Hair loss * Hypoxia * Illnesses (frequent) * Insomnia * Loss of sense of smell * Perspiration excessive * Renal failure * Skin cold and clammy * Skin problems * Vision problems (tunnel vision) * Water retention (edema)

Your state of health (especially the state of your immune system), whether you still have amalgam fillings, the amount of mercury you’ve been exposed to over time, and the amount still present in your body directly influence the number and severity of your symptoms.

Chronic Mercury Poisoning and Related Diseases

Mercury exposure has been linked to the following diseases. Because mercury has such a destructive effect on the immune and detoxification systems, the list could be much longer.

Chronic Mercury Poisoning: Related Diseases

  • Acrodynia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anterior lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Candida
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Depression
  • Developmental defects
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hormonal dysfunction
  • Intestinal dysfunction
  • Immune system disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Learning disorders
  • Liver disorders
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic encephalopathy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Senile dementia
  • Thyroid disease

Information taken from the Dental Wellness Institute

Mercury Detox

For information about removing mercury see our mercury detox page.

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