Exposure to high levels of mercury can create health dangers in the following ways:
* Elemental mercury vapor can result in nervous system damage including tremors and mood and personality swings.
* Exposure to relatively high levels of inorganic mercury salts can cause kidney damage.
* Adult exposure to relatively high levels of methylmercury through fish consumption can result in numbness or tingling in the extremities, sensory losses, hormonal imbalances, and loss of coordination.
* Exposure by the developing fetus through maternal intake of contaminated fish can result in neurological developmental abnormalities in cognitive and motor functions.
The nature and severity of health symptoms depend on the amount of exposure. Mercury poisoning often goes undetected for years because the symptoms presented within the body do not necessarily suggest mercury poisoning at first. Too many times, people justify health symptoms as due to “stress” when heavy metals, like mercury, were at the root of illness all along.
Instead of guessing why you are developing health symptoms of concern, have a hair analysis done, and know for sure what’s going on inside of you.