Skyrocketing ADHD and the Links to Mercury

This is an interesting article that was written for TIME magazine in 2012 discussing the issues of Mercury exposure harming the still developing fetuses and linking it to ADHD. Similar articles were also shared on CNN. The problem I have with this study is that the mercury source affecting the fetus is blamed on pregnant mothers eating fish and NOT from the vaccinations that these fetuses will be injected with starting at 2 months of age. Wouldn’t one wonder why ADHD is skyrocketing in America?

Not only is there Mercury in the vaccinations but the vaccinations where they have lowered the dosage of Mercury, the Mercury has been replaced with Aluminum…another extremely toxic substance that highly sensitive babies and children’s reactive nervous system would most likely become overwhelmed and overloaded from such exposure.

Mom’s Exposure to Mercury Linked to Kids’ ADHD Symptoms – Time Magazine Online

By Alice Park @aliceparkny   Oct. 09, 2012

“Aside from occupational exposure, most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish — yet eating fish is good for moms and babies. So, what are pregnant women to do?”

“The health risks of mercury exposure are well documented, and the harms for still-developing fetuses are particularly concerning. Now, the latest study finds that kids who were exposed to more mercury in the womb were more likely to show problems with attention and hyperactivity and other symptoms of ADHD at age 8.”

“So Dr. Susan Korrick and her colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studied data on 788 infants born between 1993 and 1998 in the New Bedford, Mass., area. The researchers measured the mercury in the children’s mothers’ hair samples 10 days postpartum, and used a 59-item questionnaire to evaluate the children’s behavior at age 8.

The researchers found that higher mercury levels in the hair samples were associated with a greater risk of symptoms of ADHD, or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in children (the researchers did not confirm ADHD diagnosis, but only determined whether the children had symptoms that were typical of the disorder). Even after adjusting for potential factors that could influence the risk of ADHD symptoms, including the mother’s education or depression, or her diet while pregnant, the correlation with mercury remained.

Studies hint that mercury affects central nervous system development by disrupting levels of important neurochemicals such as dopamine.”

 

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