Pregnant women and infants may now relax ... FDA declares mercury "safe"!
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances occurring in nature. Four years ago, the EPA and FDA issued a joint advisory warning to women of childbearing age , and warned pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children to stop eating swordfish, shark, tilefish and king mackerel, and to limit their consumption of other mercury-contaminated fish to a maximum of 12 ounces a week. Even those levels were not acceptable as safe, according to Dr. Jane Hightower M.D. This scientist says:
"We have known for years that mercury is toxic to your brain and other organs ... For FDA to suddenly change the equation to say that its benefits outweigh risks is like once again declaring the Earth is flat after discovering it was round. Patients in my private medical practice, as well as at other doctors' offices around the country, have been diagnosed with mercury toxicity from eating too much fish. Ignoring the presence of a known neurotoxin in one's diet is simply asking for trouble."
It is Dr. Mercola's opinion that "One has to wonder whether the FDA is looking out for our health or the financial health of agribusiness and the seafood industry (as well as Big Pharma). It is actually quite clear what they are doing.
Dr. Mercola continues: "Thousands of tons of mercury are released into the air each year through pollution and waste. It accumulates in streams, oceans, water and soil"
Then it accumulates in fish, and the larger the fish, the likelier they have high levels of this poison. The National Resources Defense Council points out that predatory fish, such as large tuna, swordfish, shark and mackerel can have mercury concentrations in their bodies that are 10,000 times higher than those of their surrounding waters. When you eat such fish, the mercury acts as a poison to your brain and nervous system. Of course it affects embryos and small children most, since their brains are still developing. This toxicity can cause:
* Mental retardation (autism, worsened by vaccines that contain mercury)
* Cerebral palsy
along with developmental disturbances, short attention span and learning disabilities. In adults, mercury poisoning has been linked to fertility problems, memory and vision loss, trouble with blood pressure regulation, extreme fatigue and neuro-muscular dysfunction.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary lists a huge number of physical problems caused by mercury poisoning. These include mainly digestive system disturbances, except for the neurological symptoms: Tremor, irritability, personality changes, and depression. Then your doctor will drug you with anti-depressants, etc. worsening the situation with more toxic drugs.
We urgently suggest that you refrain from eating all fish as well as avoiding vaccines and silver-amalgam dental fillings--all linked to mercury poisoning.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2009|
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