Hidden Sources of Mercury
While you and your doctor are considering the possibility of Chronic Mercury Toxicity or while you are looking for ways to remove mercury in your immediate environment, avoid the items below. All items listed contain various amounts of mercury. Using them without precautionary measures could intensify chronic mercury toxicity symptoms.
Tuna – canned or fresh
Shellfish – shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters, etc.
Other large saltwater fish – swordfish, salmon, cod, etc.
Grains treated with methylmercury fungicides – especially wheat
Kelp and other seaweeds
Some hair dyes – read contents
Mascara – waterproof type especially
Skin lightening creams
Toilet paper made from recycled paper
Calomel – body powders and talc
Laxatives containing Calomel
Contact lens solutions
Vaginal gels – especially those that are contraceptives
Latex and solvent – thinned paints
Floor waxes and polishes
Air conditioner filters
Cinnabar – used in jewelry
Batteries with mercury cells
Fungicides for lawns, shrubs and trees