Can mercury enter breast milk?

One study, in which mercury levels were examined in Swedish women on a diet high in seafood known to have a high mercury content, found that breast milk mercury levels were 20-30 percent higher than the mother's blood mercury levels. A second part of the study found that inorganic mercury from dental blood. This means that mercury amalgam fillings pose a greater danger than mercury from seafood to the developing child. Total mercury levels correlated with the number of amalgam fillings in the Swedish women; that is, the greater the number of fillings, the higher the mercury level--both in the mother and in her breast milk.

From the available literature, it is obvious that the major source of mercury in breast milk is from dental amalgams in the mother. Based on this research, it is recommended that young women should avoid having dental amalgam fillings placed before and during pregnancy, and they should avoid having them removed during pregnancy, which is you will recall can cause a sudden elevation (up to a fourfold increase) in blood and tissue mercury.

...we also have abundant evidence that the mercury vapor arising from dental amalgams produces in utero levels in babies which can cause abnormal brain developmen. We also have considerable data relating the number of dental amalgams to toxic levels of mercury in the tissues, levels known to produce organ and cellular malfunction. Such correlations have been demonstrated in people with Alzheimer's dementia as well.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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