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How does chelation therapy help mercury poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Chelation therapy is used to treat mercury poisoning by administering drugs that bind the mercury together so it can be eliminated by the body naturally. The drugs have side effects that include pain, excessive salivation, agitation, and nausea. Chelation should be administered by professionals who are very familiar and experienced with the procedure.

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