The Mercury Connection to Common Chronic Health Conditions


MS, ALS, Lupus, CFS, FM, PD, RA, Alzheimer’s, Depression, ADD, Periodontal Disease

(common exposures, mechanisms of causality, treatment, clinical results of treatment)


There has been a huge increase in the incidence of degenerative neurological conditions in virtually all Western countries over the last 2 decades. The increase in Alzheimer’s has been over 300% while the increase in Parkinson’s and other motor neuron disease has been over 50%.   The primary cause appears to be increased exposures to toxic pollutants.  (10)   


      Mercury is documented by thousands of peer-reviewed medical studies and clinical experience to be a common cause of many chronic systemic health conditions such as MS, LupusALSCFS, FibromyalgiaParkinson’s DiseaseRheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, PsoriasisAlzheimer’sAutismADHDDepression and Mood Disorders, Periodontal Disease, etc.(1,6-9)    Clinics treating many thousands of such patients have documented that the majority recover or significantly improve after proper, timely, treatment of these conditions, as documented below.   


Amalgam dental fillings are the largest mercury exposure for most people, and daily exposure often exceeds government health guidelines (5).  The above conditions have been found to be caused by synergistic exposure to mercury and other toxics, along with related effects of opportunistic pathogens that those with weakened immune systems are susceptible to such as viruses, mycoplasma, parasites, bacterial infections, Candida, etc.(1,4,11).

         Amalgam fillings of mothers are the largest prenatal source of mercury exposure in the fetus and infants of mothers with amalgam fillings, and prenatal exposures are documented to have significant effects(1).  The largest source of mercury exposure in infants prior to recent restrictions, and which have commonly exceeded government health guidelines is from mercury thimerosal in vaccines(3).  The National Academy of Sciences reports that approximately 50% of U.S. children are affected by significant developmental conditions, with a large portion of these due to exposure to prenatal and neonatal exposure to mercury and other toxics(3,4,1). 

       According to the EPA, CDC, and FDA a significant number of mothers also have enough mercury exposure from mercury in fish to cause developmental effects(2).  The main sources of mercury in fish are coal power plants, incinerators, and amalgam dental fillings.  Municipal sewer agencies have found all sewer systems in the U.S. to have high levels of mercury, with the largest source being mercury flushed down toilets daily from human excretion at  home or business sewers of those with amalgam dental fillings(2),along with dental offices.  Over 20% of U.S. lakes have warnings to limit fish consumption due to  mercury, along with large numbers of rivers and bays(2).  Over 50% of Florida rivers and lakes have warnings.

     Review papers with hundreds of peer-reviewed medical study references are available that document the common mercury exposure levels, mechanisms of causality, treatment, and treatment results of thousands of clinical cases for the following:   


Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lupus, etc.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)


CFS, FM, RA, Lupus






Periodontal Conditions


Autism, PDD      


ADD, dyslexia, LD


Oral galvanism,EMF 


Immune Conditions 


Cardiovascular Conditions


Neurological Conditions


Other chronic conditions




1. B. Windham, Common exposure levels and mechanisms of causality of 40

chronic health conditions due to mercury exposure from amalgam fillings.  2001,

Over 4000 peer-reviewed medical studies or Government documents and 60,000

clinical cases of recovery or significant improvement from these conditions after

amalgam replacement and treatment, as documented by doctors.

2.  DAMS Fact Sheet, The Environmental Effects of Mercury Exposure from Amalgam Affect Everyone.  2018,

3.  B.Windham(Ed.), Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Prenatal and Neonatal Exposure to Toxic Metals, 2018,

4. B. Windham(Ed.), Health Effects of Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

(Dioxins, PCBs, Pesticides, Organochlorine chemicals, etc.)  (Over 200 peer-reviewed

medical studies)

5. Documentation that dental amalgam is the largest source of both inorganic and methyl mercury in most with several amalgam fillings, DAMS FACT SHEET,

6. Neurological effects of mercury toxicity, Review, B.Windham (Ed.),

7. Allergic, Immune, and Autoimmune Effects of mercury toxicity, Review, B. Windham (Ed.)

8. Mechanisms by which mercury causes MS, Lupus, RA, Scleroderma, ALS, etc.

Review, B.Windham, (Ed.),

9. Oral effects of mercury exposure, Review, B. Windham (Ed.),

10..Pritchard C. et al, Pollutants appear to be the cause of the huge rise in degenerative neurological conditions. Public Health, Aug 2004; &Effects of toxic metals on children, Review, B. Windham(ED.),

11. (a) Dr. Garth Nicholson, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, Calif.,     &  Michael Guthrie, R.Ph.     07‑18‑2001  Mycoplasmas – The Missing Link in Fatiguing  Illnesses,   ; & New Treatments for   Chronic Infections Found in   Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,  Rheumatoid Arthritis,       and Gulf War Illnesses,   ; & &(b) M.M. van Benschoten, ““Acupoint Energetics of Mercury Toxicity and Amalgam Removal with Case Studies,”” American Journal of Acupuncture, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1994, pp. 251-262; &  M.M. Van Benschoten  and Associates, Reseda, Calif.  Clinic;; & Hulda Clark, The Cure of All Diseases, New Century Press, 2002.,





Technical Contact: B.Windham (Engineer),

                               DAMS Coordinator- Florida, 850-878-9024


(Note: the majority of medical studies summarized here can be found in the National Institute of Health Library of Medicine Medline:      )