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March 07, 2006

EU Mental Health Decline Due To Mercury Poisoning: Chemist

The European Union is tackling the problem of declining mental health and has issued a Green Paper in October last year, asking for input and comments on how to best prevent and treat mental problems.

In response to this invitation, Poul Moeller, a retired chemist who lives in Denmark, suggests that an increase in mental problems is caused by a toxic metal that has been routinely used in tooth fillings and is now present in the teeth of most Europeans. We have fillings holding an average of 5 grams of mercury in our mouths. The metal permanently resides in close proximity to the brain and there is a documented, constant release of toxic heavy metal ions every time we chew, enjoy hot drinks or soups, brush, clean or polish our teeth.

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Mercury vapor escaping from extracted tooth subjected to heat (from this video)

Mercury, which is also present in some vaccines, attacks the myelin sheath and degrades nerve tissues. It kills brain neurons as shown in this video. The relation of mercury-containing vaccines to a frightening increase in the rate of autism has been contested by health authorities, but has recently been confirmed by new statistical data. The rate of new cases of autism has shown a decrease after the removal of thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative from many vaccines in recent years.

While thimerosal was recognized as toxic and is gradually being removed from vaccines - flu shots still contain the poison - dental amalgams remain routinely in use. There are few forward looking dentists - here is a page with more information - who have developed protocols for safely removing the metal fillings and substituting non-toxic ceramic inlays or composite fillings.

Mental problems that are - according to Moeller and others - caused by mercury poisoning include senile dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia and epilepsy. There are also a raft of other diseases that may be promoted by poisoning with this toxic heavy metal such as allergies, asthma, psoriasis, rheumatism, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and some cancers.

A relatively simple remedy is proposed by Moeller - eliminate the poisonous metal from medical use and from the environment, and provide a generous supply of antioxidant substances that will aid in de-toxification of those affected. Moeller also remarks that the recently passed European directive on food supplements is very much counter-productive in that it proposes to limit the availability of the very substances that are vital for de-toxification.

For a more complete picture of the biochemical facts, read the submission of Poul Moeller to the European Commission, which I have slightly edited for readability:

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Poul Moeller
Chemist, M.Sc., retired, completely independent
Extensive studies during fifteen years on diseases of
amalgam origin due to severe cases in the near family.

European Commission,
Directorate-general for Health and Consumer Protection
Unit C/2 “Health Information”, L-2920 Luxembourg.


DOCUMENTARY SUBMISSION. The escalation of mental diseases is caused by the aggressivity of dental mercury and universities neglecting the science controlling it.

Mental diseases have been known for millenia. New is their alarming escalation during the latest decades with no sign of deceleration. Extensive medical efforts to solve the mystery have failed. Toxicity of amalgam has been widely proposed, but is still dogmatically denied. Its mercury (Hg) is, of course, entirely controlled by the Laws of Physics and Chemistry, which confirm a release in large quantities - the very issue - that cause non-resistant patients to fall chronically ill in due time. They make up more than half the population above 55 years of age. Thus the denial is pure nonsense.

The steady deterioration of mental health is the result of amalgam toxicity, when defence is inadequate. Universities and establishments must accept the basic science and consider the use of amalgam as criminal. To remedy the widely distributed and demented treatment, which became systematized in about 1940, requires hard work. The size of the inner pollution and its chemical aggressivity makes amalgam more toxic than any REACH-chemical.

Your introduction names anxiety and depression as the most common mental disorders in the EU. They are the most frequent symptoms of Hg toxicity. Suicide, another scary number, is often related to anti-depressive drugs.

The committee behind the Food Supplements Directive (FSD), has not the faintest idea of the pathogenic oxidative stress caused by Hg, which requires extra antioxidants and vitamins. Neither did it know that they are the universal gift of the evolution to all beings - plants, animals, humans - to defend health! Why then restrict them politically. The FSD is crucially against the prevention and cure of mental diseases, and it damages the level of intelligence! It must be suspended until properly adjusted.

All this is well-known to physicians outside the Establishment. The matter is fully cleared up and described in this paper aimed at presenting effective facts for the urgent action of political decision-makers. Understanding the following will bring you to a point of turn-around.


A. As extensive releas of Hg is proven, the rest is simple inference.

B. Universities neglect natural science.

C. Hg-chemistry creates four tragic attacks.

D. Why are some people resistant to Hg.

E. Three age groups identified with mental disorders in both ends of human lives.

F. Surprising results from replacement of amalgams. Spinal - and brain fluid proved to be polluted by weird proteins disappearing in 1-2 days. An alarming observation!

G. The Food Supplements Directive is ruinous to mental health.

H. Conclusion.

I. List of symptoms and diseases of Hg-origin, in total the most costly ones.

J. References.

A. As extensive release of Hg is proven, the rest is simple inference!

The controversy has existed for over 150 years due to the dogmatic safety claim for amalgam that completely lacks scientific evidence. To defend it because it has been in use for over 100 years is foolish.

On (1) two videos show:
a) Even a 25-years-old filling emits lots of vapour.
b) Nerve cells are struggling against death when attacked by tiny amounts of Hg. The myelin is peeled off; like the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis shown on film.

Further: After 4 years 25% of the mercury has left the fillings, after 12-15 years 50%. Isotopic studies show quick migration from teeth to body in sheep, lamb and monkeys (2). Instruments are able to register Hg-vapour emitted by congress participants in large rooms during coffee breaks (3). This is all beyond dispute.

Commissioner Mrs. Wallström circulated her strategy on Hg in 2004. In EU-15 1300 to 2200 tons of mercury have been placed in our teeth, i.e. 5 grams per capita. Even a few milligrams are highly toxic. Her department did not understand the impact. The now elderly have got most of it - more in Northern Europe - suffering from systematic use since 1940.

Does any person in their right senses actually accept teeth as the only safe place for our most toxic metal, a few inches from the brain with open access through the olfactory bulb? Do dentists not learn anatomy? When drilling out fillings, they breathe vapours and dust through the nose. High levels have been found in their pituitary and thyroid glands, cerebral cortex and kidneys (4, 5 a-c). A dentist of 30 years had 10 times more in her pituitary gland than the average person(5c). Brain tumours in dental staff were more than double (6), dentists have 10 times more kidney diseases (7) and dental assistants have reproductive disorders. Dentists are the profession with the highest rate of suicide.

Prof. Alfred Stock, Germany, demonstrated the open access to the brain when poisoning himself in 1936 (8).

B. Universities neglect natural science.

The most important tool of medicine, Hg-analyses of blood and urine, is misinterpreted. Blood and urine are media for transport, not storage. They may show acute poisoning, never chronic toxicity, as pathogenic Hg has accumulated elsewhere, in nerve tissue and organs.

Medical authorities must confess that Hg behaves entirely as programmed by the laws of nature. I am educated to this progamming. Medical students do not learn it. Instead they are brushed off with “statistical evidence” only, i.e. probability, not facts.

Chemists also argue differently. Medicine begins with the disease, sets up a series of
hypotheses and chooses the one of highest significance. If amalgam is left out due to ignorance or - on purpose - due to professional or public policy, e.g. no funding, it will never be found. This is not science - definitely not.

A chemist starts with the origin and by means of biochemistry he comes upon the illnesses.

Without this basic know-how physicians diagnose all diseases of amalgam origin, treat and medicate them and do research on wrong hypotheses - an enormous waste of resources. Many results can be obtained by biochemical thinking alone - quicker, more reliably and cheaper.

Man-made diseases are the biological consequence of Hg moving from teeth to organs all over the body. Main targets are the brain, the central and the peripheral nervous systems, the pituitary and thyroid glands, the immune system, the heart, liver and kidneys. Transplants of kidneys - the waste bin - are double those of all other organs together: heart, lung and liver. Once deposited, the excretion of Hg is very slow; in nerve tissue, half-life is over 25 years. When an attack on an organ increases considerably and overcomes defenses for a longer time, a disease breaks out in that organ. It may happen anywhere. Toxicity is chronic and so are diseases.

The Nobel laureate in Medicine, 2004, prof. Richard Axel stated in his banquet speech: We have to use the Sciences of Physics and Chemistry to understand the diseases. A dawning recognition of an obvious truth.

C. The chemical aggression comprises four tragic attacks.

Hg is released by vaporization, increasing with temperature, by friction, chewing, tooth brushing, cleaning and polishing, in particular chewing gum and by corrosion. Gold and Hg create conditions that cause a tenfold increase in the migration of the less noble Hg. Other amalgam metals also corrode. Hg passes mucosa and the skin.

1) In a healthy person the attacking free radicals are in balance with defending antioxidants. Radicals are highly reactive and short lived, they split any substance they come in contact with and disrupt its function. A long lasting, large surplus is pathogenic. Hg is the only permanent source of free radicals causing an imbalance as antioxidants are not increased.

The Encyclopedia of Food Sciences (9) lists some 50 mostly chronic diseases plus ageing involving free radicals. The illnesses listed in paragraph I (see below) are also caused by free radicals. The imbalance is counteracted by antioxidants, a fact that has not been considered in the Food Supplements Directive, see paragraph G below.

2) Cysteine, the most abundant sulphur containing amino acid is very important in active sites of enzymes, e.g. Coenzyme A and the many mitochondrial enzymes, some hormones, proteins, DNA. It is a tragedy that Hg attacks just cysteine so avidly. The folding of proteins is disturbed, they are denatured. Risk for mutations? Di-sulfide bonds from two cysteines in insulin, growth hormone, DNA etc. become vulnerable to Hg when enzymatically broken.

Some enzymes contain selenium, e.g. glutathione peroxidase, which is important for the recycling of this essential antioxidant. Selenium binds Hg even stronger than sulphur does.

3) Like other organisms we form the most toxic organic methyl-Hg by streptococci in plaque, on fillings and in the alimentary canal. It is cytotoxic and penetrates protective barriers

a) the blood/brain --> mental disorders,
b) blood/retina --> age-related eye diseases and
c) blood/ testes --> reduced fertility.
It passes
d) cell membranes,
e) placenta and
f) mammary glands

exposing the developing brain of the foetus/infant exactly during its formation. Mothers suffer from reduced fertility, abortion, premature birth; children from birth defects, reduced IQ and other mental disorders, even diabetes-2 at school age. In the umbilical cord and breast milk Hg is up to eight times more concentrated than in mother's blood according to isotopes (2c). Chemistry is master, cp. thalidomide, Minamata.

4) All the ova of a girl are polluted as they are formed during the pregnancy.

Can stem cells stand the attack? No. Do gene-scientists hunt Hg-damaged genes? Not to be excluded. Bacteria take part in the reactions; they become resistant to antibiotics. Thiomersal containing 50% Hg, often used to preserve vaccines, causes similar disorders.

Different heavy metals impair health by synergy. Amalgam metals such as silver, copper and tin act in a way similar as Hg. Some extremely toxic substances in dentistry need public attention.

Prof. Maths Berlin, Sweden, headed the WHO-committee on mercury in 1991. He reported (Medline 1993-2002) cautiously to his government (7):

The safety margin thought to exist on Hg exposure from amalgam has been erased.

Mercury is a multipotent toxin which affects several levels of the biochemical dynamics of the cell, so amalgam must be considered unsuitable for dental restoration. This is specially true since fully adequate and less toxic alternatives are available.

With reference to the risk of an inhibiting influence on the growing brain, it is not compatible with science and well-tried experience to use amalgam fillings in children and fertile women.

Every doctor and dentist should, where patients are suffering from unclear pathological
states and autoimmune diseases, consider whether side-effects from mercury released from amalgam may be contributory to the symptoms. An unusual recommendation.

In Oslo he said: The risks of using amalgam are too high. The toxicological profile of the adverse effects on the CNS is nasty enough to motivate the exclusion of amalgam. (10)

D. Why are some people resistant to Hg?

Probably they are able to bind and excrete Hg by metallothioneins before it reaches vital organs, i.e. small proteins with 22 cysteines, excreting up to 22 atoms of Hg each. They are produced on demand with the function to manage the tiny amounts of heavy metals we need for life. Other substances in plasma do the same, i.a. glutathione, uracil and the like.

In case the Hg-load exceeds the capacity of excretion, it reaches the organs, accumulates and becomes pathogenic.

E. Three age-groups are identified.

In spite of serious warnings by Prof. Alfred Stock (8) the Nazis began systematic use of amalgam and the idea spread to other Western countries “to create the best dental standard in the world” (Sweden). Patients got up to 22 fillings - on average 12-16, depending on country. What a horror! They have up to 5 grams in depots all over the body, on average about 200 million Hg-atoms in every single cell. These patients are now getting old.

From the sixties onwards caries was successfully fought.

In the seventies, dentistry introduced “high copper amalgam” in children, 50 times less stable according to the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (11). Even fewer fillings increase the load many times. They are now in fertile age and transfer organic Hg to the brains of the fetus/infant - explaining the epidemic of mental retardation. It was a turning point for the worse regarding children. Their parents will get severely hit in due time.

No wonder that chronic diseases in the brain and nervous tissue are exploding in the next generation and among the elderly.

F. Surprising results of amalgam replacement.

Dr. Hal Huggins, the most skilled dentist in amalgam replacement, reports spontaneous cure of i.a. leukemia, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia (12a). Once Hg is bound to hemoglobin, the transport of oxygen is blocked, more cells are formed, the blood gets more viscous --> hypertension. Later he reports improving or curing 85% of 1.000 MS-patients (12b). He himself is a victim.

He found the spinal - and the brain fluid of MS-patients polluted by several weird proteins. They disappeared in 1-2 days after replacement (13)! An alarming discovery.

In the spectacular Coors Study 1996 funded by Coors Foundation, 27 patients with Hg as sole toxin had their amalgams replaced with a plastic. Smaller fillings were placed and removed. Blood analyses were taken before and after removals. Huggins found:

The body rids itself rapidly of Hg-contaminated red blood cells. Oxyhemoglobin had risen dramatically; in 8 patients it had more than doubled. Patients felt far more energy than they had for years.

Exorbitant amounts of white blood cells in people with leukemia dropped considerably. Hg interferes with the metabolism of porphyrins in the synthesis of hemoglobin. Patients had 416 microgrammes, the norm is 12, dropped to 35, up to 149 after the second filling and finally down to 80. A sclerotic patient got her amount of 2100 down to 200.

Hg changes cholesterol levels. A striking trend was detected: Most high levels came down and low levels came up, centered at 221 mg%. Hypercholesterolemia and hypertension may in other words be cured by amalgam removal.

After reimplantation patients became argumentative and unpleasant. The findings have not been published due to censorship. Ref. Internet and (12a).

Prof. Boyd Haley, Univ. of Kentucky, has done a tremendous research on Hg toxicity, i.a. on Alzheimer´s Disease. He correlated the onset of AD with Apolipoproteins E2-4 with 2, 1 and 0 cysteines, roughly above 90, 70-90 and below 70 yrs. (14).
Mutter J in a review: “epidemiological and demographical studies, frequency of amalgam application in industrialized countries, clinical studies, experimental studies and the dental state of AD patients in comparison to controls suggest a decisive role for inorganic mercury in the etiology of AD” (15).

An aorta from a by-pass operation had more than 3.000 times, and a biopsy of an idiopatic dilated cardiomyopathy 20.000 times the normal figure (16). High Hg was found in a thyroid cancer. Removed tissues ought to be routinely analysed to collect information.

Anecdotal or simply unknown? They can be repeated over and over again; many are scientifically explainable. What will it take to convince medicine of the truth?

G. The Food Supplements Directive is ruinous to mental health.

Negative findings on food supplements are flourishing these years in order to condemn their healthy impact and favour man-made drugs with toxic side-effects. Negative findings are worthless, they could be due to a surplus of radicals caused by Hg. In contrast positive results are valid: Antioxidants/vitamins are strong enough to defeat Hg. This simple argument pulls the carpet from under the FSD.

Further, two essential papers have appeared since the Scientific Committee reported:

1) Two scientists of Harvard University reviewed Medline 1966 - 2002 on the need of vitamins in JAMA (17-18): Vitamins for Chronic Disease prevention in Adults. Ex abstract: Suboptimal intake of some vitamins, above levels causing classic vitamin deficiency is a risk factor for chronic diseases and common in the general population, especially the elderly. Suboptimal folic acid levels, along with vitamins B6 and B12 are a risk factor for cardiovasc-ular disease, neural tube defects, colon and breast cancer; low levels of vitamin D contribute to osteopenia and fractures and low levels of the antioxidant vitamins A, E, and C may increase risk for several chronic diseases. Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evidence of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.

2) The UN University, April 2004: The brainpower of entire nations has diminished due to a shortage of the right vitamins. A difference of 5-7 IQ points does not sound like a lot, but you are significantly reducing the number of gifted people and increasing those with mental incapacities. Vitamin deficiency is a disease and when people have this disease, they do not reach their ideal mental potential.

As a matter of fact evolution has developed vitamins and antioxidants as the universal gift to defend health in all beings, plants, animals and humans. Thus the FSD is pseudoscientific. Those who restrict the optimal intake = much more than Recommended Daily Allowances, are responsible for missing prevention and partial cure of mental and other chronic diseases. They also damage the level of IQ. In essence, the FSD is counter productive. A suspension is urgently needed until the directive is correctly adjusted. You will then reach the great objective of bringing mental diseases of the Northern Europeans down to the level of the Mediterranians!

Vitamins have also shown ability to positively influence genetic diseases (19).

H. Conclusions.

The paper presents the steady deterioration of mental health as the result of the widespread Hg-poisoning of the Western population. Universities and establishments are responsible because they neglect to take into account both its existence and the relevant science. There are two alternatives and no mid-way solution:

1) Medicine applies natural laws, gets amalgam banned, at any rate according to the principle of prudence adopted in Nice in 2000, starts detoxification and mental health will improve. The extent of the enterprise and missing capacity will limit the speed of progress.

2) Medicine continues to neglect Nature as the stronger part: The trend is going to continue. We have much more to expect.

The art of replacement of fillings is well documented. Carelessness has led to disability.
Detoxification of the depots takes years. More research is necessary.

Dentists and physicians have to be re-educated to the whole area i.a. by studying reviews on 18.000+ papers. A few denstist schools have changed side, e.g. Zürich university.

Physicians and dentists having learned what it is all about, reach far better results at much lower cost: They are humiliated, but are worth listening to.

As to the Food Supplements Directive, please see paragraph G.

All Commission committees dealing with mental health, FSD and Hg need to be upgraded to understand the toxification and make genuine scientific decisions.

In a decade the norm shall be, that people above 80 are healthy. Depression no longer
threatens as the number one disability. We know what to do and are still in time to save many of the elderly from ending as mental wrecks, to stop children becoming mentally handicapped. If we refuse to act, their disorders will last the whole century.

The Commission should be out front, convincing WHO and forcing Codex on track.

I. List of symptoms and diseases, in total the most costly ones:

Mental symptoms are well-known to poisoned patients. An incomplete list is:

suicidal thoughts,
muscle and joint pain,
tingling of lips and fingers,
visual disorders,
lack of concentration,
loss of memory,
damaged immune defence --> frequent colds --> sinusitis,
cold extremities,
loss of appetite --> loss of weight,
heavy menstrual pains.

Patients are sent from one costly test to the next one; they are not hypochondriacs, but Hg-poisoned. “Experts” have no explanation.

It is remarkable that highly qualified biochemical science has documented antioxidants to help chronically ill in general (20,21). This shows that the escalation of the diseases listed below is mainly the consequence of Hg-toxification as described in particular in paragraph C. Hg promotes the ageing process, too.

Senile dementia,
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease,
MS and ALS,
chronic fatigue,
some rheumatic diseases,
some allergies: asthma and psoriasis,
reduced quality of sperm,
AMD other age-related eye diseases,
bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

The mental retardation of many children, reduced IQ, demand for social assistance and special education, DAMP-children, autism, diabetes-2 at school age, hyperactivity, violence and criminality are also due to Hg toxification.

J. References.

(1) International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. a) Smoking Teeth; b) How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration. Also “Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings.

(2) a) Hahn LJ et al. Dental “silver” fillings: a source of mercury exposure revealed by whole body image scan and tissue analyses, FASEB J 1989; 3: 2641-46.
b) Hahn et al. Whole-body imaging of the distribution of mercury released from dental fillings into monkey tissues, FASEB J 1989; 4: 3256-60
c) Vimy MJ et al. Maternal-fetal distribution of 203-Hg released from dental amalgam fillings, Am J Physiol 1990; 27: R939-945.

(3) A Canadian company producing Ultra-trace Hg Analysis Equipment, i.a. at a conference at Fredericton, Brunsweek, Canada, Sept 21-23, 1998.

(4) Störtebecker P: Direct Transport of Mercury from the oro-nasal Cavity to the Cranial Cavity as a Cause of Dental Amalgam Poisoning, Swed J Biol Med, 1989; 3: 8-24.

(5) a) Nylander M, Mercury in pituitary glands of dentists, Lancet, 1986; i: 442.
b) Nylander M, Weiner J, Relation between mercury and selenium in pituitary glands of dental staff, Br J Ind Med , 1989; 46: 751-752.
c) Nylander M, Accumulation and Biotransformation of Mercury. Thesis, Karolinska Inst. 1990, Stockholm.

(6) Ahlbom A, et al. Dentists, dental nurses and brain tumours. BMJ, 1986, 292: 662.

(7) Maths Berlin, Mercury in dental-fillings materials - an updated risk analysis in environmental medicine terms. A report to the Dental Materials Commission, Stockholm 2003.

(8) Stock A, Die chronische Quecksilber- und Amalgamvergiftung. Arch Gewerbepathol Gewerbehyg, 1936; 7: 388-413.

(9) Encyclopedia of Food Science and Nutrition. 2003. Role of Antioxidant Nutrients in Defense Systems, p. 282. Heavy Metal Toxicology, p.3050. Mercury Toxicology, p. 3858. Selenium/Physiology, p.5117.

(10) Berlin M, Governmental meeting in Oslo on May 29, 2000, official report p. 89-90

(11) NIOM-report No. 51/1981 (in Norwegian) ex Weiner JA, Nylander M, Aspect on Health Risks of Mercury from Dental Amalgam in Toxicology of Metals. Ed. Chang LW, CRC Lewis, 1996, p. 473.

(12) a) Huggins HA & Levy T E, Uninformed Consent, 1999.
b) Huggins HA, Solving the MS Mystery, 2002.

(13) Huggins HA, Levy TE, Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein Changes in Multiple Sclerosis After Dental Amalgam Removal, Altern Med Rev. 1998; 3(4): 295-300.

(14) Haley BE, Pendergrass JC: Toxic Effects of Mercury on Central Nervous System Nucleotide Binding Proteins: Potential Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, re Apolipoproteins E 2-4, where 0, 1 and 2 cysteine correlates with a later onset of AD, roughly less than 70, 70-90 and more than 90 yrs. p. 30-32.

(15) Mutter J, Alzheimer Disease: Mercury as pathogenic factor and apolipoprotein E as a moderator. Neuroendocrinology Letters No.5 Oct., Vol. 25, 2004, cfr. ref 11.

(16) Frustaci A et al. Marked Elevation of Myocardial Trace Elements in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Compared With Secondary Dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999; 33: 1578-1583.

(17) Fairfield KM, Fletcher RH, Harvard, Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults, Scientific Review, JAMA, 2002; 287: 3116-26. Covering 1966-Jan 11,2002, 152 ref.

(18) Fletcher RH, Fairfield KM, Ditto, Clinical Applications, ibid. 3127-29. 33 ref.

(19) Ames BN et al., High-dose vitamin therapy stimulates variant enzymes with .... relevance to genetic disease and polymorphisms. Am J Clin Nutr, 2002; 75: 616-58. 377 ref.

(20) Ames BN et al., Oxidants, antioxidants and the degenerative diseases of aging. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1993; 90:7915-22.

(21) Ames BN et al., The causes and prevention of cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1995; 92:5258-65.
The study of wildlife is promising, i.a.

(22) Wolfe MR et al. Effects of mercury on wildlife, a comprehensive review. Env Toxic Chem 1998;17:146-60.

(23) Møller P. Mercury Amalgam: The Cause of Chronic Diseases, Mental Retardation in the Next Generation and Accelerated Aging. Clin Pract Altern Med, 2001; 2: 181-187. 44 ref.

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Research: Vaccine Ingredient Can Disrupt Immune System
March 21, 2006
For his research, Pessah used a mouse strain not particularly sensitive to mercury or other heavy metals, and introduced concentrations of thimerosal comparable to those attained in childhood vaccinations that contain the preservative. "What we found was rather unexpected," he said. "In fact, the dendritic cells seemed to be extremely sensitive to the effects of thimerosal." Specifically, the thimerosal disrupted the normal biological signals that take place in cells, Pessah said. At lower concentrations, the signal disruption caused an inflammatory response; at higher concentrations it caused cell death.

Matsakis spearheads EU campaign against mercury
By Jean Christou
TOUGH measures for the reduction in the use of mercury within the EU, which were drafted by Cypriot MEP Marios Matsakis, have been approved by the European Parliament. The measures, designed to minimise the risk posed by toxic substances to humans, and other forms of life, would also see an EU-wide ban on mercury in most thermometers.

50 years on, echoes of tragic past haunt Japan's Minamata city
Even after the problems were officially reported by a local hospital on May 1, 1956, no one knew what was behind the outbreak of what would come to be named Minamata disease, but it was certain that something was drastically wrong. Chemical giant Chisso Corp, whose factories had been dumping mercury pollution into the Yatsushiro Sea since 1932, was immediately suspected but continually rejected any link with the health problems. As years went by, babies began to be born with serious damage to their nervous systems, suffering mental and physical deformities poignantly recorded by US photojournalist W. Eugene Smith.


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday March 7 2006
updated on Thursday December 2 2010

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Readers' Comments

"Mercury is a known neurotoxin and like other heavy metals generates free radicals and in the brain it may have iron depleting activity that injures human brain development and human intelligence."

Its effects on lowering IQ were already apparent from theoretical biology and are proven correct in your article above. A whole new generation of American people has grown who had mercury levels in their brains that exceeded long-established safety limits by the FDA and other agencies.... The manifestation of heavy metal toxicity in humans varies in individuals.

The high levels of mercury in developing brains of infants will produce behavioral problems in some and mental retardation and developmental disorders in others. The aggressive nature of some of them will become a social or crime-related problem for others.... The tale of this "vaccine generation" does not end here (see further discussion here).

This article proves what I have written earlier - that the mercury bio-bomb has gone off and the pharmaceutical industry that began to assault health starting with the infant brain has produced the startling effect of lowering IQ through mercury initiated free radical activity in brains. The European "vaccine-generation" has a lower IQ. What a price to pay for the European economy.

Metals have two main effects - direct metal binding and free-radical generation. Metal ions, such as copper, zinc, iron, and manganese, are integral, functional components of many enzymes and transcriptional regulatory proteins. On the other hand, when these or other metals with known toxicity (cadmium, mercury, lead) bind to macromolecules, there is often a perturbation of normal biological function. (see Lead Toxicity, Free Radicals and AIDS: Is There a Connection? by Beldeu Singh).

In other words the destruction of brain capital has been quite successful through vaccinations that contain thimerosal as preservative but mercury (ion) toxicity whether through amalgam or vaccinations will continue to be denied emphatically as it involves a rich industry that uses its wealth as power.

Posted by: Beldeu Singh on March 15, 2006 08:36 AM


At age 49 I was suffering fatigue, lack of energy, drowsiness, memory loss, lack of concentration, several symptoms of narcolepsy, etc. I also had symptoms that all my endocrine system was shutting down.

At that time I developed a blocked artery, which was fixed with a stent. This helped my energy level, but not the other symptoms. In addition, the cardiologist prescribed Zocor, and three months later doubled the dosage. My cholesterol was barely over 200, but Zocor didn't reduce it. From the Zocor I suffered several listed side effects, and one that only later showed up on their list. After 9 months of this nonsense I quit taking the stuff.

After the stent I started scouring the internet for information on the other symptoms. I finally found a nearby doctor who specializes in chelation for heavy metal removal and artery de-clogging. He counted 19 mercury fillings and, upon testing, my mercury level was off the chart.

The dentist I went to for removal tested again and said I was toxic just to be around.

It took 3 years to remove all the fillings (due to cost - ~$8000), and I've been taking chelation to remove the mercury already in my system, as well as to clean my arteries of any other crud.

I now have no more of the aforementioned symptoms, I've regained maybe 90% of my memory, I recently had a treadmill stress test which was normal, and I'm eagerly learning a new software at work (I'm now 55).

My sister has had MS for 15 years, they've tried all kinds of experiments on her, to no avail - but they haven't bothered to remove her mercury fillings, nor was any mention made of possible dietary assistance or vitamin supplementation. It's as if Dr. Klenner's work never existed.

I think it's criminal that the dental industry has been allowed to poison an unsuspecting public for over 150 years, while those in the EU (and soon the US) are being restricted access to natural substances that can actually help the situation (i.e. high doses of vitamin C). To me, this amounts to nothing more than genocide.

And now that the drug companies have been coerced into removing mercury from most vaccines, they're still allowed to leave it in the one that is recommended we take every year - the flu vaccine.

But wait! It gets worse! Now that new autism diagnoses are dropping (since the removal of mercury from infant vaccines), the US government now wants kids, from age 2 and up, to start taking flu vaccines every year.

And the statins, COX-2 inhibitors, and other toxic drugs that purport to fix what ails us, while slowly destroying our livers and hearts, etc. are more of the genocide.

Where will it end? When we lose the freedom to choose alternative medicine and nutritional supplements in sufficient doses to counteract the constant toxic onslaught provided in our food, water, and air, then the human race is doomed. Then who will the bureaucrats control? And how many of them will be left, if they take their own medicine?

Posted by: George on March 18, 2006 09:26 PM


Mercury & autoimmune conditions/MS (Medline abstract)

Prochazkova J, Sterzl I, Kucerova H, Bartova J, Stejskal VD; The beneficial effect of amalgam replacement on health in patients with autoimmunity. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2004 Jun;25(3):211-8.

Results of lymphocyte reactivity measured with MELISA indicate that in vitro reactivity after the replacement of dental amalgam decreased significantly to inorganic mercury, silver, organic mercury and lead. All 6 patients with MS showed significant improvement in health. Out of 15 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 11 (73%) had improvement of health. Out of 8 patients with autoimmune thyroiditis 6 showed significant improvement in health (75%). 5 patients undergoing amalgam replacement had atopic eczema for which other studies have found more diverse factors in autoimmunity causes. 3 out of 5 of these patients had significant improvement in condition (60%). Of the patients that did not have evidence of significant improvement, most tested immune reactive to nickel and the autoimmunity measure was not improved at the end of the study. For those whose condition was worse, the autoimmunity measure for nickel was higher at the end of the study- indicating that amalgam replacement did not resolve the source of nickel exposure.

3 DAMS Coordinators who recovered from MS after amalgam replacement; we have a lot more such cases

another case: Ken Pressner

Documentation of mechanisms by which mercury causes MS, and 1000s of cases of recovery after amalgam replacement

Mutter J, Daschner F, et al, Amalgam risk assessment with coverage of references up to 2005] , Gesundheitswesen. 2005 Mar;67(3):204-16. [Article in German](Medline)

Dental Amalgam contributes substantially to human mercury load. Mercury accumulates in some organs, particularly in the brain, where it can bind to protein more tightly than other heavy metals (e. g. lead, cadmium). The elimination half time is assumed to be up to 1 - 18 years in the brain and bones. Mercury is assumed to be one of the most toxic non-radioactive elements. There are pointers to show that mercury vapour is more neurotoxic than methyl-mercury from fish. Review of recent literature suggests that mercury from dental amalgam may lead to nephrotoxicity, neurobehavioural changes, autoimmunity, oxidative stress, autism, skin and mucosa alterations or non-specific symptoms and complaints. The development of Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis has also been linked to low-dose mercury exposure. There may be individual genetical or acquired susceptibilities for negative effects from dental amalgam. Mercury levels in the blood, urine or other biomarkers do not reflect the mercury load in critical organs. Many studies regarding dental amalgam reveal substantial methodical flaws. Removal of dental amalgam leads to permanent improvement of various chronic complaints in a relevant number of patients in various trials. Summing up, available data suggests that dental amalgam is an unsuitable material for medical, occupational and ecological reasons.

Posted by: Bernie Windham on April 1, 2006 10:30 PM


I was diagnosed 10 yrs. ago with fibro. Over a yr. ago I felt the diagnose was wrong and I felt inside I was dying. After many different Dr.s I finally found one who believes in alterative med., she tested me and found I had very elavated levels of mercury. I just finished and 8 week detox (DMSA), but I still am in alot of pain in my muscles,depressed,weak, no energy, no appitite, loss of wieght, ect. I had my fillings removed also. When and will I get better. And do I have Fibro.? Help!Sometimes I feel like My brain is messed up, I go from being extremely depressed,wanting to dye, to finding myself grabbing happy thoughts to substain me, or to maybe make everything ok in my mind. Will this go away?

Posted by: julie buccino on April 3, 2006 10:24 PM


I am a mental health nurse, recently released from hospital stay of 9 days with spinal menengitis...I have chronic can I get tested? I also have been dx. with bipolar this year and I ache all over...learning to live with it but I want to be tested! help...

Posted by: Larson Clifford on June 14, 2006 05:51 AM



all I can recommend is that you find a natural health practitioner or clinic that does testing for heavy metals and other toxic substances.

Of course most of these aren't recognized by the powers that control our health system, so you will have to fork out your own money for the testing and possible treatment.

Posted by: Sepp on June 14, 2006 10:31 AM


October 2006: Poul Møller, the Danish Chemist who has contributed much to this article, has written to the European Commission recently to make the point about mercury contamination (by amalgam tooth fillings) and mental problems once again. Here is his letter.

Posted by: Sepp on November 13, 2006 11:29 AM


The "Mercury Toxicity" Scam:
How Anti-Amalgamists Swindle People
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
More than half a century ago, Orson Welles panicked his radio audience by reporting that Martians had invaded New Jersey. On December 23, 1990, CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" achieved a similar effect by announcing that toxins have invaded the American mouth. There was, however, a big difference. Welles' broadcast was intended to be entertaining. The "60 Minutes" broadcast, narrated by veteran reporter Morley Safer, was intended to alarm�?to persuade its audience that the mercury in dental fillings is a poison. It was the most irresponsible report on a health topic ever broadcast on network television.

Mercury is a component of the amalgam used for "silver" fillings. The other major ingredients are silver, tin, copper, and zinc. When mixed, these elements bond to form a strong, stable substance. The difference between bound and unbound chemicals can be illustrated by a simple analogy. Elemental hydrogen is an explosive gas. Elemental oxygen is a gas that supports combustion. When combined, however, they form water, which has neither of these effects. Amalgam's ingredients are tightly bonded to each other. Although the types of chemical bonds in water and amalgam differ, saying that amalgam will poison you is just as wrong as saying that drinking water will make you explode and burst into flames.

Very sensitive instruments can detect billionths of a gram of mercury vapor in the mouth of a person with amalgam fillings. However, the minuscule amount of mercury the body absorbs from amalgams is far below the level that exerts any adverse health effect [1-6].

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Posted by: Lee Morgan on December 4, 2008 07:26 PM


I have approved the above comment to show the means the "quackbusters" use to save industrial and medical polluters. Personally, I am convinced that mercury is poisonous and that it does NOT form "a strong and stable substance" when mixed with silver, tin, copper, and zinc. The amalgam mix is a physical mix, not an alloy, and mercury continues to outgas from "silver"-filled teeth for decades, subjecting the patient to a continuous toxic load. There are several articles on this site you can search out which tell you more about these "quackbusters", of which Barrett and Baratz seem to be the major point men. (To find those articles, search the words health supreme quackbusters in your favorite search engine.) It seems the quackbusters are unconditionally in favor of the industries that pollute both the environment and our bodies. Any alternatives of course are designated pure "quackery".

Posted by: Sepp on December 5, 2008 06:06 AM


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