Quecksilber steigt
Die Quecksilbermenge in menschlichen Organen scheint zu steigen. Es gibt
eine Korrelation zwischen Quecksilberaufnahme und Krankheiten, wie z.B.
Autismus, Immunst¡¡rungen, Hormonst¡¡rungen oder Alzheimer-Erkrankung:

"From analysis of data on the human population from 1999 to
2000, it was estimated that 300,000¨C500,000 children may be born
during those years with elevated risks of neurodevelopmental dis-
ease based on their exposure to mercury [61]. However, these risks
of disease response to mercury exposure may be rising over time
due to rising levels of chronic mercury exposure [12]. In fact, atmo-
spheric mercury deposition is rising over time [62], mercury levels
are rising in the oceans [63], and global mercury emissions are pro-
jected to continue rising in the future [64]. Therefore, while a cau-
sal mechanism between chronic mercury exposure and associated
disease is not clearly understood, this time trend of rising exposure
levels makes it a public health and medical imperative to investi-
gate the mechanisms underlying mercury associated disease in or-
der to prevent, diagnose, and treat this serious, emergent health

"Certainly there are strong and persistent associations between
mercury exposure and both neurodevelopmental [22¨C31] and neu-
rodegenerative [32¨C35] disease. Moreover, there are strong and
consistent associations, in multiple animal models, and within
the human population, that the endocrine system is a main target
of mercury neurotoxicity and effect [36]."

"Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that directly impairs many areas
and functions of the neuron including calcium channels [1¨C3], pro-
tein synthesis [4], mitochondria [4], and neurite outgrowth [5]."


Autism and mercury:

Trends in mercury levels: