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Rethinking mercury: the role of selenium in the pathophysiology of mercury toxicity

CITATION Spiller HA. Rethinking mercury: the role of selenium in the pathophysiology of mercury toxicity. Clinical Toxicology. 2018;56(5):313-326. SUMMARY This study makes the case that mercury’s multifaceted interactions with selenium…

Mercury toxicity: Genetic susceptibility and synergistic effects

…person would be more susceptible to mercury toxicity than a healthy, non-toxic person. Researchers routinely observe that many heavy metals increase the apparent toxicity of low levels of mercury. In…

Iatrogenic exposure to mercury after hepatitis B vaccination in preterm infants

mercury levels showed a significant increase in both preterm and term infants after vaccination. Additionally, post-vaccination mercury levels were significantly higher in preterm infants as compared with term infants. Because…

One man’s swordfish story: The link between Alzheimer’s disease and mercury exposure

…disease. This patient was found to have severely elevated mercury levels caused by consuming high mercury containing fish. Following diet adjustment and detoxification, this patient’s cognitive impairment significantly improved in…

Altered urinary porphyrins and mercury exposure as biomarkers for autism severity in Egyptian children with autism spectrum disorder

…of mercury and lead as well as porphyrins that are characteristic of mercury toxicity as compared to non-ASD control children. Porphyrins are complex molecules that are processed in the body…

Autism: A form of lead and mercury toxicity

mercury with the use of DMSA as a chelating agent. In addition, there was a decline in autistic symptoms with the decrease in the lead and mercury levels in blood….

The Relationship Between the Level of Copper, Lead, Mercury and Autism Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

…and mercury and autism and to provide a reliable pattern in the field for the researchers and planners. Results: In these 18 studies, 1797 patients (981 cases and 816 controls)…

Mercury-induced autoimmunity: Drifting from micro to macro concerns on autoimmune disorders

Mercury (Hg) is widely recognized as a neurotoxic metal, besides it can also act as a proinflammatory agent and immunostimulant, depending on individual exposure and susceptibility. Mercury exposure may arise…

In utero exposure to mercury and childhood overweight or obesity: counteracting effect of maternal folate status

…metabolic consequence of in utero Mercury exposure. This study aimed to investigate the association between in utero Mercury exposure and child overweight or obesity (OWO) and to explore if adequate…

Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant Monkeys Exposed to Methylmercury or Vaccines Containing Thimerosal

The mercury used as a vaccine preservative is far more neurotoxic than the mercury found in fish….

Mercury pollution in vegetables, grains and soils from areas surrounding coal-fired power plants

mercury released to the environment, and we reported that soil, vegetable, and grain samples collected from field locations within 10 km distance from those power plants had significantly higher mercury

The levels of blood mercury and inflammatory-related neuropeptides in the serum are correlated in children with autism spectrum disorder

CITATION Mostafa GA, Bjørklund G, Urbina MA, Al-Ayadhi LY. Metabolic Brain Disease. 2016;31:593–599. SUMMARY Blood mercury levels and tachykinins (neuropeptides that cause inflammation) were correlated in children with ASD and…

Symptoms observed in pervasive developmental disorders such as autism overlap with symptoms of mercury poisoning.

…and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). The mercury-containing vaccine preservative thimerosal is a biologically plausible candidate to induce PDD. This study reveals that 12 symptom categories associated with mercury poisoning…

Assessment of hair aluminum, lead, and mercury in a sample of autistic Egyptian children: Environmental risk factors of heavy metals in autism

CITATION El Baz Mohamed F, Zaky EA, Bassuoni EI-Sayed A, et al. Behavioural Neurology. 2015, Article ID 545674. SUMMARY Researchers found the mean levels of mercury, lead and aluminum in…

A Case-Control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

…found the mean levels of mercury, lead and aluminum in hair of the autistic patients were significantly higher than controls. Mercury, lead and aluminum levels were positively correlated with material…

A dose-response relationship between organic mercury exposure from thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders

CITATION Geier DA, Hooker BS, Kern JK, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014;11:9156-9170. SUMMARY On a per microgram of organic-mercury (Hg)…

Synergism in aluminum and mercury neurotoxicity

CITATION Alexandrov PN, Pogue AI, Lukiw WJ. Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism. 2018;5(3):1-7. doi: 10.15761/IFNM.1000214. SUMMARY The authors analyzed the effects of aluminum and/or mercury, either alone or together, on…

Public health and economic consequences of methyl mercury toxicity to the developing brain

CITATION Trasande L, Landrigan PJ, Schechter C. Public health and economic consequences of methyl mercury toxicity to the developing brain. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005;113(5):590-596. SUMMARY This study shows that the…

Methodological issues and evidence of malfeasance in research purporting to show thimerosal in vaccines is safe

CITATION Hooker B, Kern J, Geier D, Haley B, Sykes L, King P, Geier M. BioMed Research International. 2014, Article ID 247218. SUMMARY This review article shows methodological flaws in…

Toxicity of organic and inorganic mercury species in differentiated human neurons and human astrocytes

CITATION Lohren H, Blagojevic L, Fitkau R, et al. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2015;32:200–208. SUMMARY Thimerosal and methylmercury caused cell death in differentiated human neurons and…

Abating Mercury Exposure in Young Children Should Include Thimerosal-Free Vaccines

CITATION José G. Dórea. Neurochemical Research, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s11064-017-2277-x. SUMMARY The author of this review article contrasts the medical outcomes of children who receive thimerosal-containing vaccines versus thimerosal-free vaccines. Neurological…

Low-dose mercury exposure in early life: Relevance of thimerosal to fetuses, newborns and infants

CITATION Dórea JG. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 2013;20:4060-4069. SUMMARY This review article highlights the scientifically affirmed connection between infant and prenatal thimerosal exposure and neurological disorders, including tic disorder, which has…

Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated with Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors

…for years as a preservative in many infant vaccines and in flu vaccines. Environmental methyl mercury has been shown to be highly neurotoxic, especially to the developing brain. Because mercury

Neonatal administration of a vaccine preservative, thimerosal, produces lasting impairment of nociception and apparent activation of opioid system in rats.

mercury by weight. Once inside the body it converts to a persistent inorganic mercury. Thimerosal has been used for decades despite not undergoing sufficient safety studies. This study utilized an…

Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats.

…vaccines contains about 49% mercury by weight. The toxic effects of thimerosal are dependent on a number of variables including: age of exposure, sex, genetics, tissue concentrations, nutritional adequacy and…

Current knowledge on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from animal biology to humans, from pregnancy to adulthood: Highlights from a national Italian meeting

…activity in animal models, probably by interfering with zinc-fingers of nuclear estrogen receptors. The authors review research on mercury, PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, phthalates, BPAs and pesticides….

A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States

Infants receiving mercury-containing vaccines had much higher rates of autism than infants receiving vaccines without mercury….

NIH studierà le reazioni allergiche ai vaccini Pfizer e Moderna, ma il disegno della sperimentazione solleva domande

…2019 negli USA, il Dipartimento della Salute e dei Servizi Umani, la Food and Drug Administration (FDA), il Center for Drug Evaluation and Research e il Center for Biologics Evaluation…

The US Universal Varicella Vaccination Program: CDC Censorship of Adverse Public Health Consequences

…mean of a bimodal distribution that included children that were administered the varicella vaccine. While CDC researchers initially opposed and criticized the Research Analyst’s methodology and calculation of childhood HZ…

Effect of thimerosal on the neurodevelopment of premature rats.

…preservative used in vaccines and contains approximately 49% mercury. This animal model study was undertaken to investigate the neurodevelopmental effect of exposure to thimerosal in premature rats. Four groups of…