Chronic Mercury Poisoning Symptoms & Diseases from Silver Dental Fillings

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Symptoms & Diseases Related to Chronic Mercury Poisoning

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Mercury Poisoning: Symptoms and Diseases

Mercury is the most poisonous, non-radioactive, naturally occurring substance on our planet. There is no safe level of mercury because even one atom of it in your body is doing some harm to it. There is no debate about the toxicity of mercury and every knowledgeable scientist and health professional understands how poisonous mercury is. Yet even today the American Dental Association (ADA) and pro-amalgam dentists who support its insane, logic defying position, continue to say that these fillings are perfectly safe and are not a health hazard.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that there is no safe level of mercury. That means that no amount of it is safe, even one atom. Even if enough mercury hasn't accumulated to manifest a symptom related to chronic mercury poisoning, that doesn't mean you are not being poisoned by it. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back wasn't the last straw, it was the sum total of the weight of all of the straws.

The fact is that mercury can directly or indirectly cause, contribute to, or make worse every health issue we will ever deal with. Chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings takes time to express a related symptom. Because mercury is found in every cell of the body, and there are trillions of them, it may take years for enough mercury to accumulate for a symptom to appear. Chronic mercury poisoning is an accumulative problem but be certain that while it is accumulating it is poisoning you every step along the way.

I find it very ironic that regulatory agencies require that the material that makes up an amalgam filling, such as mercury, silver, zinc, copper and tin, must be placed in a hazardous waste container when enters the dental office. The amalgam filling particles that are removed from a tooth must also be placed in an hazardous waste container. Yet there is no regulation of an amalgam filling when it's placed in a tooth! Isn't it logical that because it's in the tooth it makes the tooth a hazardous waste container.

It's a scientific fact that toxic mercury vapor is continually being released from amalgam fillings. 80% of it enters your body and accumulates in it. This accumulation occurs because the body loses its effectiveness at removing mercury over time. If mercury is stored in your body it makes it a hazardous waste container. So don't be fooled by the ADA and those who support its position on mercury amalgam fillings. Mercury is continuously released from amalgam fillings and that makes them a health hazard. You shouldn't be the same house with mercury vapor, let alone having it being released from your fillings.

My book, Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body, not only tells you how to support your body's efforts to safely remove the stored mercury but explains how this poison does its damage. Once you learn how devastating it is your health you will be dumbfounded as to how the ADA can possibly continue to support the use of this poisonous material

Symptoms Related to Mercury Poisoning

At least 100 symptoms directly or indirectly result from chronic mercury poisoning. The number and severity of symptoms depend on a variety of factors, such as;

  • how many fillings you have;
  • how long you've had them;
  • how they are stimulated; and
  • how often they are stimulated.

In addition, because mercury is classified as a neurotoxin it can also cause of contribute to emotional and psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings and memory loss. Symptoms that worsen over time may signal the development of a disease. 

This table lists some of the common symptoms directly related to chronic mercury toxicity. But keep in mind that because mercury can indirectly cause harm by depleting the antioxidants, such as glutathione and alpha lipoic acid, needed to remove it and deal with other harmful toxins and free radicals . . . it can indirectly be related to even more symptoms and diseases.


Common Symptoms of Chronic Mercury Poisoning



Digestive System



Loss of appetite

Weight  loss




Anger (fits of)




Fear and nervousness



Manic depression

Mood swings


Energy Levels


Chronic tiredness





Headaches (frequent)

Ringing in ears



Chest pain

Heartbeat rapid or irregular



Chest congestion

Shallow respiration

Shortness of breath

Muscles & Joints


Joint aches

Muscle aches

Muscle weakness



Fine tremor

Lack of concentration      

Learning disorders          

Memory loss, short and long term


Slurred speech


Inflammation of the nose


Excessive mucus formation

Stuffy nose



Bad breath (halitosis)

Bone loss

Burning sensation

Chronic coughing

Gingivitis/bleeding gums

Inflammation of the gums

Leukoplakia (white patches)

Metallic taste

Mouth inflammation

Sore throats

Ulcers of oral cavity




Excessive blushing

Genital discharge

Gland swelling

Hair loss


Illnesses (frequent)


Loss of sense of smell 

Perspiration excessive

Renal failure

Skin cold and clammy

Skin problems   

Vision problems (tunnel vision)

Water retention (edema)

Your state of health (especially the state of your immune system), whether you still have amalgam fillings, the amount of mercury you’ve been exposed to over time, and the amount still present in your body directly influence the number and severity of your symptoms.  

Chronic Mercury Poisoning and Related Diseases

Mercury exposure has been linked to the following diseases. Because mercury has such a destructive effect on the immune and detoxification systems, the list could be much longer. 

Diseases Related to Chronic Mercury Poisoning



Anterior lateral sclerosis (ALS)





Cardiovascular disease

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Crohn’s disease


Developmental defects





Hormonal dysfunction

Intestinal dysfunction

Immune system disorders

Kidney disease

Learning disorders

Liver disorders


Metabolic encephalopathy

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Reproductive disorders

Parkinson’s disease

Senile dementia

Thyroid disease

When it comes to establishing the causative link between mercury and disease, it’s important to consider other factors that can produce similar symptoms, including genetics, diet, lifestyle, environment, occupation, and substance abuse, either alone or in conjunction with each other. But the possibility of developing a related health problem dramatically increases when these factors and mercury are present together.

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