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Mechanisms Documented by Which Mercury from Amalgam Dental Fillings and Vaccinations is a Cause or Major Factor in Over 30 Chronic Health Conditions


1.    Mercury is the most toxic substance people commonly come in contact with and in the top 3 of toxics causing large numbers of adverse health effects.  Dental amalgam is the largest source of mercury in most people who have amalgam fillings or metal crowns over amalgam.    (19,20,22,11,1).  


2.   Over 4000 peer-reviewed or Government studies have been compiled which document the mechanisms by which mercury from amalgam fillings is released in significant amounts and causes over 30 chronic health conditions.      (1,17,2-16)     


3. Over 60,000 clinical cases of recovery or significant improvement after amalgam replacement as followed and compiled by doctors have been documented.  (2,1)      


4. A large epidemiological study, NHANES III, by the National Institute for Health has found a significant correlation between several chronic health conditions and having more than average number of dental amalgam surfaces.     (21) 


The conditions for which mechanisms of causality were documented and for which recoveries were documented include:    


(a)  autoimmune problems such as arthritisMS, Lou Gehrigís Disease(ALS), Parkinsonís/ muscle tremor, Alzheimerís,   muscular & joint pain /fibromyalgiachronís disease,   lupusscleroderma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS),  endometriosis , diabetes          (6,5,2,1,17)


(b) neurological and mood disorders including memory disordersdepression , schizophrenia , insomnia, anger, anxiety & mental confusion,   neuropathy/paresthesia, tinnitus, dizziness/vertigo, headaches/ migrainesepilepsyADD, dyslexia, learning disabilities,  hearing loss,   (13,7,10,1,17,2)


© periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, oral lichen planus, amalgam tattoos, metal mouth, halitosis, oral keratosis(pre cancer);              (8,4,1,2)


(d) immune system conditions such as  allergies,  asthma, multiple chemical sensitivities,  eczema, psoriasis, other skin conditions; cancer(breast,etc./ leukemia),susceptibility to infections, antibiotic  resistant infection, sinus problems        (5,6,7,1,2,17)


(e)  cardiovascular conditions including tachycardia, angina, arteriosclerosis, other heart conditions, hypertension, and other blood conditions             (15,1,2,17)


(f) hormonal problems such as hypothyroidism, adrenal problems, chronic chills, Hashimotoís Disease, alopecia/hair loss, urinary/ prostrate problems,          (9,1,2,17)


(g) reproductive problems such as infertility, reduced sperm counts, PMS, spontaneous abortions, birth defects, children with learning disabilities and low IQ, etc.    (3,9,1,2,16,17)


(h) chronic eye conditions: inflammation/iritis/ astigmatism/myopia /cataracts/macula degeneration ,  color blindedness, vision disturbances, etc.                (1,2,17)


(i) stomach/digestive problems including leaky gut, malabsorption of essential minerals and essential fatty acids, blocked cellular enzymatic processes related to the ATPASE energy function and sulfur oxidation.        (1,7,2,17,FS18)                


(j)  Allergies and Immune Reactive Conditions: allergies, asthma, eczema, diabetes, autism, etc. in children                                    (5,7,18,1)


Large numbers of medical and clinical studies, hundreds of thousands of tests by medical labs, Scientific Panels, and Government Agencies have confirmed that amalgam dental fillings are the largest source of mercury in most people(11,19,22,1).  Studies have also confirmed that other forms of mercury are methylated in the body to methyl mercury by bacteria, etc. and amalgam is the largest source of methyl mercury in most people, even more than fish (11).  Studies have also confirmed that exposures from amalgam are commonly more than the EPA/ATSDR mercury health guidelines (11,19).  The reason for the high exposure levels from amalgam are mercuryís high volatility that means it is constantly vaporizing, along with galvanic electric currents caused by mixed metals and EMF in the mouth that drive mercury and other metals into the body.  These are easily measured which has been widely documented.             (4,1)


             Mercuryís extreme cytotoxicity and neurotoxicity is a major factor in the neurological conditions, along with its inhibition of basic enzymatic cellular processes and effects on essential minerals and nutrients in cells(1,FS18).  Mercury is also documented to cause imbalances in neurotransmitters related to mood disorders(10,1,7,13).   A direct mechanism involving mercuryís inhibition of cellular enzymatic processes by binding with the hydroxyl radical(SH) in amino acids appears to be a major part of the connection to  allergic/immune reactive conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, lupuseczema and psoriasis, scleroderma, and allergies(5,7,1,17).   Immune reactivity to mercury has been documented by immune reactivity tests to be a major factor in many of the autoimmune conditions.   (18,5,7,6,1,17)


        The studies also document that mercury from amalgam or other sources such as fish crosses a womanís placenta readily and accumulates to levels in the fetus at levels usually higher than in the mother(3).  And that mercury in the mother is transferred at significant levels to a breast feeding infant.   The fact that children have been exposed to levels of highly toxic mercury thimerosal in vaccinations well beyond Government health guidelines for mercury is also well documented (7).  Studies document that such mercury exposures can cause developmental conditions and disorders such as autismADD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, eczema, etc.        (3,7,16)


A large epidemiological study, NHANES III, by the National Institute for Health has found a significant correlation between several chronic health conditions and having more than average number of dental amalgam surfaces. The conditions in which the number of dental amalgam surfaces were most highly correlated with disease incidence were MS, epilepsy, migraines, mental disorders, diseases of the nervous system, disorders of the thyroid gland, cancer, and infectious diseases (21).  Other conditions where incidence was significantly correlated with having more than the average number of amalgam surfaces are: diseases of the male and female genital tracts, Disorders of the peripheral nervous system, Diseases of the respiratory system, and Diseases of the genitourinary system (21).


There are extensive documented cases for which removal of amalgam fillings led to cure or significant improvement of these serious health problems.  Over 60,000 such clinical cases are compiled in the documentation as followed and compiled by doctors.   The over 60,000 cases of cure or significant improvements were not isolated cases of cures; the clinical studies indicated a large majority of most such type cases treated showed significant improvement. (2,1) 


                                      References/Reviews/Fact Sheets(click on links to see source)


(1) DAMS, Review of mercury exposure levels and mechanisms by which mercury from amalgam dental fillings causes over 30 chronic health conditions, 2018; over 4000 peer-reviewed studies referenced;    

 (2Recovery from 30 chronic mercury related health conditions after amalgam replacement

60,000 clinical cases of amalgam replacement followed by doctors

(3)  Developmental Effects of Mercury on Infants.  

(4) Oral Galvanism: the Battery in Our Mouth,    

(5) The Mercury Connection to Allergies and Immune Reactive Conditionsallergies, asthma, eczema, diabetes, autism, etc. in children      and chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, lupus, psoriasis, oral lichen planus, multiple sclerosis in adults.  

(6)Autoimmune Disease: the Mercury Connection- Lou Gehrigís Disease(ALS), Multiple Sclerosis(MS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Parkinsonís, Rheumetoid Arthritis, and Alzheimerís Disease

(7) Autism, ADD, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: the Mercury Connection, (over 200 PR studies) 

(8) Oral Effects of Dental Amalgam Fillings and High Levels of Accumulation of Mercury in Gums, Oral Mucosa, Jaw Bone, Cavitations, Brain, and Central Nervous System

(9) Widespread Adverse Health, Cognitive, and Fertility Effects from Mercury's Endocrine Disrupting Hormonal Effects Found to Be Affecting Millions,

(10) Depression and Mood Disorders: the Mercury Connection

(11) Amalgam fillings are the largest source of both inorganic and methyl mercury in most people- bacteria, etc. methylate other forms of mercury to methyl mercury in the body

(12) Susceptibility factors such as immune reactivity and ability to excrete toxic metals play a big role in health effects of toxic metals

(13) Neurological effects of mercury exposure (from amalgam):        

(14) Toxic metal relation to ADHD, learning disabilities, juvenile delinquency, violence, crime:

(15) Cardiovascular effects of mercury

(16) Mercury/toxic metal connection to ADHD, learning disabilities, IQ:

(17) Documentation of the mechanisms by which mercury (from amalgam) commonly causes over 30 chronic health conditions (over 4,000 peer-reviewed medical or Govít studies) 

(18) MELISA test, MELISA medical labs, 

(19) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Public Health   Service, Toxicological Profile for Mercury , 1999;

(20) ATSDR/EPA Priority List for 2005: Top 20 Hazardous Substances, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

        (mercury is in top 3 of toxic substances affecting large numbers of people)

(21) National Institute of Health,  NHANES III Study (National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey)  

 (22) The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, IAOMT, Mercury Poisoning Symptoms & The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, IAOMT, IAOMT Comprehensive Review on Mercury in Dental Amalgam


* most studies referenced in any of the reviews can be found at the National Institute of Health, 

   National Library of Medicine Medline,


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