Charles Moon, PhD, Mike Marlowe, John Stellem, John Errera, Department of Educational Foundations University of Wyoming
This study investigates the relationships of heavy metal levels with children's cognitive functioning. The research team demonstrate conclusively that heavy metal levels, previously considered "harmless," are associated with significant cognitive deficits.
In this study, in-hair toxic heavy metal concentrations of lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and aluminum were determined in 69 randomly selected elementary age children. The children also were administered the Wide Range Achievement Test reading and spelling tests, and the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test. In addition, the children's parents were interviewed to control for any confounding variables that may have affected the subjects's cognitive development.
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities
The average person does not know that mercury is the second most toxic element on the planet, nor do they know that it is an incredibly potent toxin even at small exposure levels. Once in the body, mercury has a high affinity for moving into the brain where it can become trapped for decades. Once in the brain, mercury causes a chronic inflammatory process in the tissue which has been connected to autism, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and many more adverse health consequences.
Mercury at very low levels of exposure can induce symptoms identical to those of many devastating psychological, neurological and behavioral conditions in children and adults that currently have no known cause. Mercury is known to injure the senses, central nervous system, immune system, gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and to interfere with critical cellular pathways creating widespread havoc throughout the body.https://worldmercuryproject.org/
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