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DNA Methylation Changes Associated with Prenatal Mercury Exposure & Cognitive Performance

Published in Scientific Reports (a peer-reviewed, open access journal affiliated with Nature) on March 21, 2017, this study by Cardenas et al. investigates the role of prenatal mercury exposure in the methylation of the epigenome – looking for differences associated with maternal prenatal blood mercury levels.

Mercury Facts

Mercury is one of the most toxic metals on earth and adverse health effects from mercury have been known for centuries. The Mad Hatter popularized in the Disney movie, Alice in Wonderland, personified the idea that hat makers in the early 19th century often went mad, which we now know was due mercury compounds used […]

Rumack Email to FDA Regarding Thimerosal Mercury Modeling

Now, let’s debate the burden vs. blood level information. I realize that most of the work being reported relates to blood levels but that does not mean it is correct. The blood levels simply reflect some of the body burden and we do not really know the distribution. The actual toxicity of Hg is not […]

The Role of Mercury in Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The overall health effects of chronic exposure to various heavy metals in the environment is a serious issue that has not received proper medical attention, especially as it relates to cardiovascular disease. This is particularly true of mercury but also with other heavy metals such […]

Prenatal exposure to mercury and fish consumption during pregnancy and ADHD-related behavior in children

Childhood behavioral disorders are increasingly prevalent and result in substantial costs to families and society, with impacts on the educational system, quality of life and often on productivity into adulthood. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting 8-12% of children worldwide, yet the etiology is not well understood.3, 4 Increasing […]

ADD/ADHD

We all know children who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined. However, they may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder […]

The Comparable Dangers of Ethylmercury and Methylmercury

Government health agencies, such as the CDC, maintain that ethylmercury is less toxic than methylmercury because it is broken down and excreted more quickly. Accordingly, as the CDC states on its website, ethylmercury is much less likely to “accumulate in the body and cause harm.” 334 The World Health Organization states that the half-life of […]

Mounting Evidence Links Lead, Mercury and Arsenic to Autism

In November 2016, I reported on six studies that found strong relationships between biomarkers for mercury toxicity in children with autism including a direct correlation between the levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autism symptoms. Those finding are supported by recent research that links industrial exposures of lead, mercury and arsenic to the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Flu Shots During Pregnancy & Autism: Cause for Concern

A Nov. 19 study, of 45,231 women, published in JAMA Pediatrics, identified a heightened risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the children of mothers who received a flu shot during their first trimester of pregnancy.

New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

Two new studies by international teams, including Egyptian scientists, have validated the link between autism and mercury.

Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare

RALLYING THE TROOPS — Mr. Kennedy spoke to parents and advocates at the CDC rally in October 2015 about the lack of truth and transparency within the agency. Environmental and humanitarian legend RFK, Jr., mainstream media, and the very corrupt CDC Interview by Rita Shreffler, CHD Director of Advocacy & Outreach For over three decades, […]

Mercury Facts

Mercury is one of the most toxic metals on earth and adverse health effects from mercury have been known for centuries. The Mad Hatter popularized in the Disney movie, Alice in Wonderland, personified the idea that hat makers in the early 19th century often went mad, which we now know was due mercury compounds used […]

Aluminum in Childhood Vaccines Is Unsafe

Aluminum in vaccines is highly neurotoxic and exposure levels given to infants have dramatically increased.

Autism: A form of lead and mercury toxicity

Blood levels of mercury and lead are much higher in autistic children as compared to normal controls.

Mercury toxicity: Genetic susceptibility and synergistic effects

Many heavy metals increase the apparent toxicity of low levels of mercury.