Mercury Exposure: How to Reduce Your Risk of Exposure & 5 Symptoms to Watch For by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
High levels of mercury exists in ocean sediment, which is taken up by tiny fish and other sea life. As larger predator fish like tuna and mackerel consume the smaller fish, the mercury adds up in higher amounts up the food chain, and even the occasional sushi or fish eater’s mercury levels can be above normal upon testing.
Fish isn’t all we have to worry about. Mercury amalgam dental fillings leach small quantities into the mouth daily, meaning your levels could be abnormal even if you don’t eat fish. Common subjective complaints include:
- weight loss
- memory loss
All of these may be due to mercury exposure. And high levels of mercury in pregnant women can lead to neurological problems in the baby. So get your toxic metal levels checked.
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