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Mercury Levels in Fish are on the Rise

Dangerous impacts to children’s health by global climate change: Warming oceans are leading to an increase in the harmful neurotoxicant methylmercury in popular seafood, including cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna, and swordfish, according to research led by Harvard and published in Nature.

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

CITATION Jeff Bradstreet, M.D., David A. Geier, B.A., Jerold J. Kartzinel, M.D., James B. Adams, Ph.D. Mark R. Geier, M.D., Ph.D. Behavioural Neurology, Volume 2015, Article ID 545674. SUMMARY Researchers 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 […]


Mercury, in all its forms, is one of the most toxic metals on Earth. First used in the 1930s and 1940s to kill bacteria in antiseptic products and used inside vaccines to prevent needle puncture contamination, thimerosal was tested in rabbits and later in humans, and though the subjects died days after being given high doses of the compound, mercury was deemed safe.

Beauty May Be Only Skin Deep but Mercury Toxicity is Systemic

By the Children’s Health Defense Team   The use of skin bleaching products to eliminate blemishes and achieve a lighter skin tone is increasingly popular in many parts of the world. Complex sociocultural and commercial forces prompt consumers (predominantly but not exclusively women) to believe that altering their skin tone with these products is not […]

Aluminum and Mercury Synergy: A “Perfect Storm”

By the Children’s Health Defense Team   Children’s Health Defense note: When it comes to aluminum and mercury, one plus one does not equal two. The toxicity of mercury alone, and the toxicity of aluminum alone—both of which are concerning enough—are each far below the toxicity that results from exposure to both. Tests of the […]

The Real Cost of Dental Mercury

While its use has essentially been eliminated in many countries, dental amalgam is now being considered for a global phase-out in the ongoing mercury treaty negotiations1 and in the European Union (BIO 2012) because of significant environmental concerns. The negative effects of mercury releases related to amalgam use are widely recognized in countries where its […]

Synergism in aluminum and mercury neurotoxicity

Aluminum and mercury sulfates may contribute to neurodegeneration and progressive age-related functional decline such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Science Confirms (Again): Pervasive Developmental Disorder Mirrors Mercury Poisoning

By the Children’s Health Defense Team   When they are at their best, scientific journals can offer a receptive forum for the exchange of ideas, and an opportunity to put forth or debate specific hypotheses in an open-minded manner. Within this forum, some scientific claims may vie for the status of “canonized facts”—and some may […]

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

Mercury-associated diagnoses are common among children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders.

Generation Zero: Thomas Verstraeten’s First Analyses of the Link Between Vaccine Mercury Exposure and the Risk of Diagnosis of Selected Neuro-Developmental Disorders

Between February 2000 and November 2003 Thomas Verstraeten and his supervisors at the National Immunization Program produced four separate generations of an analysis designed to assess the impact of vaccine mercury exposures on neuro-developmental disorders in children. With each generation, elevated and statistically significant risks were reduced and/or eliminated.

Beauty May Be Only Skin Deep but Mercury Toxicity is Systemic

By the Children’s Health Defense Team   The use of skin bleaching products to eliminate blemishes and achieve a lighter skin tone is increasingly popular in many parts of the world. Complex sociocultural and commercial forces prompt consumers (predominantly but not exclusively women) to believe that altering their skin tone with these products is not […]

Protecting the Innocent: Dental Amalgam Mercury and Risks to Fetuses, Infants and Children

By Amanda Just, David Kennedy, DDS, and Jack Kall, DMD from CHD’s Partner: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)   Dorice Madronero offered a grave warning to a 2010 Dental Products Panel of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “As a young expectant mother I know that twice following dental work I […]

Are Mercury and Alzheimer’s Disease Linked?

In his Commentary [2017], Dr. Chakraborty stresses the potential hazards of low-level long-term exposure to mercury and the increase of prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the general population of India, a view we wholeheartedly endorse. We applaud the tenor of the piece (Chakraborty, 2017) and we have some additional points to make as well.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: A Look at Mercury and Cardiovascular Disease

By the Children’s Health Defense Team Mercury’s toxic properties have been apparent for centuries. Nonetheless, from the time of the first Emperor of China on, doctors have been fascinated with the metal’s purported curative properties. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, health practitioners blithely used mercury as a medical treatment for everything from syphilis […]

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

Mercury in the body produces a selenium deficiency state that increases toxicity.

How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Damage

Medical laboratories have established that dental amalgam tooth fillings are a major contributor to mercury body burden. This short presentation on University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine’s website reveals how mercury ions actually alter cell membrane structure and how mercury in fillings can destroy brain neurons as seen with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease.

Two Meta-Analysis Reviews Confirm (Yet Again) the Link between Mercury and Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Even the smallest amounts can cause cumulative adverse effects. Two of the most widespread forms of mercury exposure come from the organic compounds methylmercury (found in fish) and ethylmercury, which makes up 50% of the vaccine preservative thimerosal. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease […]

The Interwoven Global Epidemics of Mercury Toxicity and Autism

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. In nature, toxic metals generally are bound with other elements rather than being present in their pure form. However, with the advent of large-scale industrial processes to extract metals from naturally occurring compounds, humans let the genie out of the bottle, contributing significantly to the distribution of mercury, aluminum and […]

Deadly Immunity – Government Cover-up of a Mercury/Autism Scandal

KEEPING UP THE PRESSURE – RFK, Jr. addressing the media during a February 15 press conference in Washington, DC on the ongoing vaccine science corruption within our government agencies. In the 12 years since the publication of “Deadly Immunity,” Mr. Kennedy has remained steadfast in his insistence that when it comes to vaccine safety and protecting […]

Mercury and Lead: The Fallacy of “Safe” Levels

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. In our toxin-filled world, we often look to government agencies to tell us what levels of exposure we should consider safe or unsafe. If our exposure does not exceed an agency-determined threshold, we assume there is little cause for concern. How do regulatory agencies determine these thresholds? There is considerable […]

Kern 2015 – Systematic Assessment of Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mercury Reveals Conflicts of Interest and the Need for Transparency in Autism Research

Ryu 2017 – Associations of prenatal mercury and early childhood mercury exposure with autistic behaviors at 5 years of age: The Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study

Gump 2017 – Background lead and mercury exposures: Psychological and behavioral problems in children

Ball Request to Search MedWatch Database for Mercury in Biologics with 7,000 Hits

We’re working on a FDAMA project involving mercury in drugs and biologics and need to query the MedWatch database for reports involving biologics containing mercury. We’ve already done this for vaccines in the VAERS database, using the search terms mercury, thimerosal, thimersal and merthiolate. Our CDER colleagues on the FDAMA committee have performed a MedWatch […]

FDA Ball – Mercury Exposure Assessment of Vaccines and Environment

Powerpoint slides regarding thimerosal in vaccines, maximum potential ethyl mercury exposure from thimerosal in vaccines, mercury exposure assessment and thimerosal toxicity: gaps in knowledge.

Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed in Longitudinal Study

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The international journal Science of the Total Environment has just published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study identifies a strong relationship between prenatal and early childhood exposure to mercury and autistic behaviors in five-year-olds. Lead author Jia Ryu and coauthors acknowledge […]

Haase 2015 – Ethylmercury and Hg2+ induce the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) by human neutrophil granulocytes

Havarinasab 2005 – Organic mercury compounds and autoimmunity

Havarinasab 2006 – Alteration of the spontaneous systemic autoimmune disease in (NZB x NZW)F1 mice by treatment with thimerosal (ethyl mercury)

Geier 2017 – A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorders