By B.N. Frank
Those of us of a certain age grew up when it was common for our dental cavities to be filled with mercury. Because some health experts have insisted that mercury in fillings can cause or worsen undesirable health issues (see 1, 2), mercury has stopped being used by many dentists.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to have their mercury fillings replaced.
What’s also changed with the times – we are all being exposed to more sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and wireless WiFi radiation than ever before. Cordless landline phones, cell phones, computers, wireless radiation emitting “wearables” and toys, “Smart” appliances, utility “Smart” meters, WiFi routers, and the like have all been gradually introduced since the 1990s. Because of these sources, more cell towers and antennas have also been installed and continue to be. Some health experts – including the American Academy of Pediatrics – warn that wireless WiFi radiation can also cause or worsen undesirable health issues, especially in kids, including autism. A 2016 paper published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed that pregnant mothers with mercury fillings may have something even more to worry about.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), factors such as growing electricity demand, ever-advancing technologies and changes in social behaviour have led to steadily increasing exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields. Dental amalgam fillings are among the major sources of exposure to elemental mercury vapour in the general population. Although it was previously believed that low levels are mercury (i.g. release of mercury from dental amalgam) is not hazardous, now numerous data indicate that even very low doses of mercury cause toxicity. There are some evidence indicating that perinatal exposure to mercury is significantly associated with an increased risk of developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Furthermore, mercury can decrease the levels of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, noreprenephrine, and acetylcholine in the brain and cause neurological problems. On the other hand, a strong positive correlation between maternal and cord blood mercury levels is found in some studies. We have previously shown that exposure to MRI or microwave radiation emitted by common mobile phones can lead to increased release of mercury from dental amalgam fillings. Moreover, when we investigated the effects of MRI machines with stronger magnetic fields, our previous findings were confirmed. As a strong association between exposure to electromagnetic fields and mercury level has been found in our previous studies, our findings can lead us to this conclusion that maternal exposure to electromagnetic fields in mothers with dental amalgam fillings may cause elevated levels of mercury and trigger the increase in autism rates. Further studies are needed to have a better understanding of the possible role of the increased mercury level after exposure toelectromagnetic fields and the rate of autism spectrum disorders in the offspring.
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Activist Post reports regularly about health issues associated with all sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and “Electrosmog”. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Wireless Information Network
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Clear Light Ventures
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- Scientists for Wired Tech
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