Mercury Toxicity

Mercury is thought of as a planet and as a god but most importantly mercury is a heavy metal you need to know about. Exposure to mercury may happen from man-made sources including the silver chemical found in thermometers, but it is also found in the environment. Fish contain mercury because of contaminated water. 

Larger fish contain more mercury than smaller fish because they eat the smaller fish and accumulate their mercury as well. To reduce your exposure to mercury, reduce your intake of the fish types listed here: 
    • Tuna 
    • Shark 
    • Swordfish 
    • Marlin 
    • King mackerel  

Poisoning Signs and Symptoms 

Mercury poisoning heavily affects the brain and mental health. Over time, the accumulation of this heavy metal can cause drastic effects on the body and the mind.

With enough mercury exposure, you may experience: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Irritability 
  • Memory problems 
  • Numbness 
  • Pathologic shyness 
  • Tremors 

Sources of Exposure

Seafood is a well-known source of exposure to mercury but there are several other mechanisms of exposure as well. Other types of mercury exposure include: 
  • Contaminated seafood 
  • Broken fever thermometers 
  • Dental amalgam fillings that are “silver” 
  • Certain types of jewelry 
  • Toxic air in industrialized areas 
  • Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb breakage 
  • Certain vaccinations containing thimerosal
  • Household substances such as adhesives, air condition filters, cosmetics, fabric softeners, felt, floor waxes and polishes, and talcum powder.

Exposure Levels 

While exposure to mercury is something we want to avoid as much as possible, it is almost impossible to avoid it altogether given that it occurs naturally. There is a scale to determine whether one's exposure is normal, mild, or heavy. 

Normal level: 0-9 nanograms per milliliter 

Mild Exposure: 10-15 nanograms per milliliter 

Heavy Exposure: 50 nanograms per milliliter 

Normal levels may result in no symptoms at all, while mild to heavy exposures will affect you more. 

Chronic Health Conditions Associated with Exposure

  • Neurological changes 
  • Circulatory Failure 
  • Kidney Damage 


Healthy Beings offers supplements and services that can mitigate and address toxicities you might be struggling with. We also offer recommendations beyond our current available inventory. You will find suggestions below that can help prevent and reduce mercury toxicity. If you have further questions, contact us HERE 

  • Avoid consuming foods contaminated with mercury
  • See a biological dentist for amalgam filling removal 
  • Follow a heavy metal detox protocol
    • Very important to go about this in a specific way and prep the body for this process
  • Meet with our Certified Health Coach


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