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Mercury Poisoning

Published: 2018

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


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


Geier DA, Kern JK, Sykes LK, Geier MR. Metabolic Brain Disease. March 2018. doi: 10.1007/s11011-018-0211-9.


Research indicates that environmental triggers are contributing to the childhood epidemics of autism 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 directly overlap with symptoms observed in children who have a PDD.

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