One of the most serious byproducts of modern living is the inundation of the human body and natural environment with toxic chemicals and substances used in medical and consumer products. Just under our noses are a ton of toxic materials, and when you look at the ingredients of pharmaceuticals and contaminants in foods, you see that people are consuming a ton of dangerous substances.
Take for instance mercury, a dangerous heavy metal that is commonly used in light bulbs, batteries, and other electronics, is widely used in dental filling and is also an ingredient in many vaccines. As our society attempts to understand the nature and causes of the growing epidemic of autism, which is affecting far too many children and families, many are pointing the finger to mercury poisoning and toxicity as a likely culprit.
So what exactly does mercury do to healthy brain cells?
Many scientists and concerned vaccine safety advocates are eager to answer this question. Vaccine awareness advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. comments on toxic heavy metals:
“In nature, toxic metals generally are bound with other elements rather than being present in their pure form. However, with the advent of large-scale industrial processes to extract metals from naturally occurring compounds, humans let the genie out of the bottle, contributing significantly to the distribution of mercury, aluminum and other heavy metals in the environment. When released from nature’s semi-protective hold, these “invariably toxic” metals wreak havoc on living systems, including humans, animals and plants alike.
Modern-day scientists have been amassing evidence of mercury’s toxicity for decades, with a growing focus in recent years on the metal’s association with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new review article in the multidisciplinary journal Environmental Research pulls together a wide body of literature with the aim of summing up current research and emerging trends in mercury toxicology. Geir Bjørklund, the study’s lead author, is the founder of Norway’s non-profit Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and has published prolifically on topics related to heavy metals, autoimmune disorders and ASD.” ~Robert F Kennedy Jr.
A study conducted at the University of Calgary looked at the effect that mercury has on brain neurons, photographing the effects and compiling a video of real-time results of mercury vs. your brain. In the study, entitled, How Mercury Causes Brain Degeneration, researchers looked at brain lesions in animals who had inhaled mercury vapor.
“Mercury has long been known to be a potent neuro-toxic substance, whether it is inhaled, or consumed in the diet as a food contaminant.” [Source]
The study recorded actual video of healthy snail brain cells growing, then introduced mercury into the culture, which caused rapid degeneration of the snail brain cells after just 20 minutes of direct exposure. The results are quite startling, especially when you consider the ramifications on human health, most notably children who are receiving doses of vaccines which may contain mercury.
The results are seen in the video presentation below:
What do you think? Should we be more cautious about the things we put into our bodies and introduce into our environment?
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