- Q Can I get mercury poison from eating fish?
Dr. Marco Di Buono, Nutrition & DieteticsFish is a very important source of healthy fats (long chain polyunsturates), but some fish can contain mercury. The vast majority of North Americans do not have to worry about mercury exposure as a result of fish consumption. Fish can accumulate... Full Answer
- Q Which fish have lower mercury levels?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAs a general rule, fish that are larger and caught when they are older have the most mercury. Salmon, which are usually caught around the age of three, have some of the lowest levels (plus the highest levels of omega-3s), making them a great choice.... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for mercury poisoning?
At this time, there is no specific cure for mercury poisoning. However, the symptoms of mercury poisoning can be treated, and there are measures that can be taken to try to remove mercury from a person's body. If the damage to the body is not profound... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe following are symptoms of mercury poisoning: - Difficulty thinking or concentrating; - Tremors; - Fatigue; - Insomnia; - Hair loss; - Muscle and joint pain; - Unsteady gait; - Numbness in fingers and toes. Even if you don't have these symptoms,... Full Answer
- Q What causes large cell undifferentiated carcinoma?
Large cell undifferentiated carcinoma is caused by the out-of-control growth of certain types of large cells in the tissue of the lungs. The cancer cells make the body grow blood vessels, which supply nutrient-rich blood. Fed by the blood supply, the... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect mercury poisoning?
Mercury poisoning affects the major systems of the human body, especially the nervous system, kidneys, and lungs. Therefore, mercury poisoning may be particularly dangerous for people who are already ill or have certain chronic conditions. For example,... Full Answer
- Q What is being done about preventing mercury poisoning?
The federal government sets acceptable mercury levels for water, fish and shellfish, grain, the places where people work, hazardous waste, and products. The United States Environmental Protection Agency is mandated to regulate mercury emissions under the... Full Answer
- Q Is mercury poisoning serious?
Mercury poisoning is an extremely serious condition. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can cause permanent damage to the human nervous system. Prolonged exposure can also cause damage the digestive system, kidneys, and lungs and can lead to death. Mercury... Full Answer
- Q Does mercury poisoning affect children differently than adults?
Mercury poisoning is extremely dangerous to developing fetuses, nursing babies, and young children. They are particularly sensitive to methylmercury, which can cause a wide range of permanent and serious impairments. These include brain damage, mental... Full Answer