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Chronic Mercury Poisoning: Related Symptoms & Diseases

Mercury Poisoning: Symptoms and Diseases

Mercury is the most poisonous, non-radioactive, naturally occurring substance on our planet. There is no safe level of mercury because even one atom of it in your body is doing some harm to it. There is no debate about the toxicity of mercury and every knowledgeable scientist and health professional understands how poisonous mercury is. Yet even today the American Dental Association (ADA) and pro-amalgam dentists who support its insane, logic defying position, continue to say that the mercury released from these fillings is not a health hazard.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that there is no safe level of mercury. That means that no amount of mercury is safe, not even one atom. Even if enough mercury hasn't accumulated to manifest a symptom directly or indirectly related to chronic mercury poisoning, it doesn't mean you are not being poisoned by it. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back wasn't the last straw, it was the sum total of the weight of all of the straws.

The fact is that mercury can directly or indirectly cause, contribute to, or make worse every health issue we will ever deal with. Chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings takes time to accumulate and express a related symptom. Because mercury is found in every cell of the body, and there are trillions of cells, it may take years for enough mercury to accumulate for a symptom to appear. Chronic mercury poisoning is not a disease but an accumulative problem and during the period of time it is accumulating it is poisoning you every step along the way.

I find it very ironic that regulatory agencies require that the materials that make up an amalgam filling, such as mercury, silver, zinc, copper and tin, must be placed in a hazardous waste container when enters the dental office. The old amalgam filling pieces that are removed from a tooth must also be placed in an hazardous waste container. Yet there is no regulation of an amalgam filling when it's placed in a tooth! Isn't it logical that because amalgam material is in the tooth that it also makes the tooth a hazardous waste container.

It's a scientific fact that toxic mercury vapor is continually being released from amalgam fillings. 80% of it enters the body and accumulates in it. This accumulation occurs because overtime the body loses its effectiveness at removing mercury and is less and less effective at doing so. If mercury is stored in your body it also makes it a hazardous waste container. So don't be fooled by the ADA and those who support its position on mercury amalgam fillings. Mercury is continuously released from amalgam fillings and that alone makes them a health hazard. You shouldn't be the same house with mercury vapor, let alone having it being released from your fillings.

For more information about how mercury affects the body and how it does its damage I suggest reading The Poison in Your Teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Fillings . . . Hazardous to Your Health. Another book of value, Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body, tells you how to support your body's efforts to safely remove the stored mercury. Once you learn how devastating it is your health you will be dumbfounded as to how the ADA can possibly continue to support the use of this poisonous material.

Symptoms Related to Mercury Poisoning

At least 100 symptoms directly or indirectly result from chronic mercury poisoning. The number and severity of symptoms depend on a variety of factors, such as;

  • how many fillings you have;
  • how long you've had them;
  • how they are stimulated;
  • and how often they are stimulated.

In addition, because mercury is classified as a neurotoxin it can also cause or contribute to emotional and psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings and memory loss. Symptoms that worsen over time may signal the development of a disease.

This table lists some of the more common symptoms directly related to chronic mercury toxicity. But keep in mind that because mercury can indirectly cause harm by depleting essential antioxidants, such as glutathione and alpha lipoic acid that are needed to remove it and deal with other harmful toxins and free radicals, it can indirectly be contributing to even more symptoms and diseases than are listed here.

Common Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning

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 Type  Symptoms

Digestive System

  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea/vomiting


  • Aggressiveness
  • Anger (fits of)
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Fear and nervousness
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Manic depression
  • Mood swings
  • Shyness

Energy Levels

  • Apathy
  • Chronic tiredness
  • Restlessness


  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Headaches (frequent)
  • Ringing in ears


  • Anemia
  • Chest pain
  • Heartbeat rapid or irregular


  • Asthma/bronchitis
  • Chest congestion
  • Shallow respiration
  • Shortness of breath

Muscles & Joints

  •  Cramping
  • Joint aches
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness


  • Fine tremor
  • Lack of concentration
  • Learning disorders
  • Memory loss, short and long term
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech


  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Excessive mucus formation
  • Stuffy nose


  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bone loss
  • Burning sensation
  • Chronic coughing
  • Gingivitis/bleeding gums
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Leukoplakia (white patches)
  • Metallic taste
  • Mouth inflammation
  • Sore throats
  • Ulcers of oral cavity


  • Allergies
  • Anorexia
  • Excessive blushing
  • Genital discharge
  • Gland swelling
  • Hair loss
  • Hypoxia
  • Illnesses (frequent)
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Perspiration excessive
  • Renal failure
  • Skin cold and clammy
  • Skin problems
  • Vision problems (tunnel vision)
  • Water retention (edema)

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