Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mercury Free

Today is the day!

I am now completely mercury amalgam free. This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Perhaps I can get my life back in order, grow some of my hair back and start a family in the next few years. I don't dare even attempt to have children with all of this mercury rolling around in my body. Having a high blood and/or body mercury level puts a fetus at high risk for developmental problems. Mercury goes right through the placenta and to the fetus. When the fetus is exposed to mercury in the womb it is unable to excrete this mercury. That is why babies are born with significantly higher blood mercury level than what the mother has. I believe this is why some babies are okay with vaccinations while others aren't. Perhaps their mercury levels were already elevated.

The FDA says to limit your fish intake during pregnancy to protect your child from the effects of methylmercury found in the fish. Doesn't it make you wonder though why they say to avoid fish, while they recommend you INJECT your newborn with thimerosal-containing vaccines.

For those of you who are NOT convinced that mercury may be causing problems, just look at the CDC's own information. Remember the CDC and FDA sometimes tells the half-truth when they least expect people to see it or take the time to READ IT. Mercury is toxic no matter its form. If they say eating fish is toxic, then thimerosal and dental amalgams carry the same toxicity. However, the government has burned into parent's minds that this double-think is normal.

My first example of this double-think hypocrisy is when you go to the CDC's vaccination homepage. It's all happy, fun-loving and bright looking. Telling you why you should get the vaccines and that there are no problems with them.

However, there is a much darker side. In July 2000, the CDC held a scientific review of vaccine safety on June 7-8, 2000 at the Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross, Georgia. The transcript of this conference can be found at this website. This information wasn't given up freely by the government. A Freedom of Information Act request was made in order to obtain these documents.

There are MANY comments that are disturbing in this document, but let me just give you a couple to think about.

On page 113: Dr. Bernier "We have asked you to keep this information confidential . . . So we are asking people who have done a great job protecting this information up until now, to continue to do that until the time of the ACIP meeting . . . That would help all of us to use the machinery that we have in place for considering these data and for arriving at policy recommendations ."

On page 199-200: Dr. Johnston "Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out at eight o'clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law de livered a son by C-Section. Our first male in the line of the next generation, and I do not want that grandson to get a Thimerosal containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meantime I think I want that grandson to only be given Thimerosal-free vaccines."

The people in this conference were protecting their OWN children and grandchildren from the mercury in vaccines, but were not only refusing to tell the public. They were actively trying to cover it up because they feared for their careers. Sick.

Now some of you might say, well they took the thimerosol out of the vaccines. This was supposedly true, but at this point I don't trust them. Would you trust a spouse who has repeated lied to you about being out late at night? Well I look at the CDC and FDA the same way. They have lied to us so many times about their intentions, I cannot trust a single thing that comes out of their mouths.

Some vaccines still contain thimerosal, which can be seen here. Flu vaccines have mercury in them, which the government encourages EVERYONE to get. I guess they just want you to be "safe".

In this CDC study, it says that over 5% of white women in 16-49 have mercury blood levels higher than their "safe" level. They contribute this to eating fish, but let's not forget the other sources of mercury. You get mercury from dental amalgams, vaccinations, compact-fluorescent light bulbs and red tattoo dye etc. The CDC and FDA will tell the truth only when it comes to fish ingestion. They say how it can impair neurological development in children and cause kidney damage. Then when it comes to dental amalgams and vaccinations, everything is fine and dandy. You can't have it both ways. Either mercury is toxic or it's not. And it has been documented for many decades it's effects on neurological development.

According to this EPA study, it is said that over 600,000 children are born with a blood mercury level above the EPA safety threshold. Once again, they blame fish for the increase in mercury levels. Amalgam fillings and vaccinations are conveniently left out of the study as if the mercury in them is any less toxic. I personally feel that they use fish ingestion as a scapegoat. Rather than focusing on other ways of mercury exposure they blame it ALL on fish ingestion.

Another thing that all of these studies focus on is blood mercury levels. Mercury does not stay long in the blood after exposure. In chronic mercury poisoning cases, most people will test negative for mercury in the blood. However this does not mean that the body is clear of mercury because it is found in the organs and brain. The fact that people are actually testing for mercury in the blood is extremely disturbing to me. Even with how bad I am doing, I doubt that there would be detectable levels of mercury in my blood. I never even bothered having this checked because it's usually worthless.

Another government study focusing on NYC adults. 1 in 4 NYC Adults have an elevated blood mercury level- Once again they use fish as their scapegoat as if that is the ONLY source of mercury in our environment.

Dentists and dental assistants are at higher risk for mercury exposure. Especially those who are working on amalgam fillings on a daily basis. Check out this slide that shows how neurological effects in dental nurses are significantly higher than in the control group. It lists the studies at the end for those who are skeptical.

I know I'm not going to convince the closed-minded folks, but perhaps some of this will enlighten a few people.

1 comment:

Diamond said...

Thank you for a very interesting post. I wish you all the best in recovering your health.

I noticed in the side bar that you write about blood and hair tests. I have been working with testing for metals for many years, and it’s so important to distinguish between metal toxicity (or poisoning) and metal hypersensitivity (allergy). As you rightly point out, most people who only have a few amalgam fillings will have negative results from blood and hair tests that measure mercury levels, as the amount of mercury released from their fillings is small and does not circulate in the blood for long.

However, if these people are allergic to mercury, or any other metal found in the fillings such as silver or tin, these small amounts may be enough to cause serious worsening of health, typically chronic fatigue, body pain, skin rashes and declined mental function. Metal allergy can be measured either by skin (patch) testing or a blood test called MELISA®.

We have many studies showing the remarkable effect of removal of amalgam and other metal dental restoration have on disease like chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis. I hope you find this information interesting.


Linda Nelson