09-04-2009, 05:49 PM
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Mercury Found in Blood of One-Third of American Women
have just come across this artical regarding a sharp raise of inorganic mercury deposition within the human body, i find it very worrying that such an increase has occured, what do you all think? on a side note one of the areas of interest for me is how mercury can effect the pituitary gland.
LOS ANGELES, California, September 1, 2009 (ENS) – The level of inorganic mercury in the blood of American women has been increasing since 1999 and it is now found in the blood of one in three women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women.
"My study found compelling evidence that inorganic mercury deposition within the human body is a cumulative process, increasing with age and overall in the population over time," said author Dan Laks, a neuroscience researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In a separate statistical analysis, he found that older women had more inorganic mercury in their blood than younger women, indicating that mercury accumulates in the blood over time.
"My findings also suggest a rise in risks for disease associated with mercury over time," Laks said.
Laks examined data on blood inorganic mercury levels of 6,168 women, ages 18-49, in NHANES two year data sets from 1999 through 2006. Between 1,455 and 1,622 women were in each two-year matched group.....
....."The overall population average of blood inorganic mercury concentration also increased significantly from 1999-2006," Laks wrote.
Inorganic mercury was detected in the blood of 30 percent of women studied in 2005-2006, a steep rise from the two percent of women who were found to have inorganic mercury in their blood in the 1999-2000 study.......
.......Laks says his analysis indicates associations of "both blood inorganic mercury detection and average concentration with biomarkers for the main organs and systems which mercury targets: the liver, the immune system, and the pituitary gland."......
........The study is published online in "Biometals," an international peer-reviewed journal on the role of metal ions in biology, biochemistry and medicine, and will appear in a future print edition of the journal.
full artical can be found here http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/sep2...-09-01-092.asp
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