“Mercury is thus a multipotent cytotoxin that intervenes in the primary processes of the cell. This creates scope for a broad spectrum of possible side-effects. The analysis performed in 1997 identified the following health risks from mercury in dental fillings:
o Risk of impairment in the functions of the central nervous system.
o Risk of impairment in kidney function.
o Risk of impairment in the immune system.
o Risk of impairment in foetal development, especially development of the nervous system.”
“Mice exposed to mercury vapour, at 0.5 mg/m3 for two hours, showed an elevated mercury concentration in motor neurons in the spine and signs of oxidative damage to DNA (Pamphlett et al. 1998).”
“In determining mercury concentrations in amalgam bearers. saliva, Pizzichini et al. (2001, 2002) found a significant correlation between mercury in saliva and the number of amalgam fillings in both men and women.”
“Exposure to mercury vapour in rat (Warfvinge et al. 1992), mouse (Warfvinge 1995) and monkey (Warfvinge et al. 1994; Warfvinge 2000) causes accumulation of mercury in the brain and spinal cord. Mercury was often concentrated in neurons, especially motor neurons and astroglia cells.”
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