Important News has just come out regarding increasing levels of mercury in our food. (Bookmark this page for future reference – Share button on right)
In the year 2000, two percent of women studied had inorganic mercury in their bloodstream. In the year 2006, the rate increased to 30 percent. That’s a one thousand five hundred percent increase in just over 6 years.
One can imagine that mercury levels are increasing as I write.
What does this mean?
It means that women, children, all people who are concerned about mercury contamination should take precautions.
Here’s a link to a very handy Mercury Calculator that will tell you how much mercury you may be ingesting according to the types of fish you eat and your body weight.
Here’s a link to a LIST of Fish to Avoid Due to Mercury Content
Here’s an Official List from the FDA – Comprehensive
What you can do
1. Eat fish that is LOW in mercury. See the list below.
2. Encourage your legislators to turn away from burning coal.
The use of coal is a tremendous contributor to mercury contamination in ALL oceans, lakes, streams and reservoirs. Mercury residue from the atmosphere rains over farmlands and crops.
3. Get a low cost mercury hair test here. (democracyinaction.org…4084)
4. Stop using mercury amalgams in your teeth.
5. Cut back on your seafood and sushi consumption. High quality tuna is one of the greatest offenders.
With care, you can keep your mercury levels to a minimum.
Mercury found in 30% of women
Dr. Mercola writes about mercury
Facts for Fish Eaters
Tragic Decision to Not Warn Pregnant Women and Children
Interesting Facts About Mercury Contamination
from Dr. Mercola
1. Primary Source of Mercury Contamination – burning coals which releases the mercury into the air and then into the waterways once it rains.
2. Mercury rains down into bodies of water and is “converted by bacteria into a particularly dangerous form called methylmercury, where it finds its way into fish, accumulating especially in fish that are higher up the food chain.”
3. The larger the fish, the likelier they are to have high levels of this toxin. “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 environment.”
4. 75 percent of all human exposure to mercury in general comes from eating fish.