Mercury is a heavy metal that can be toxic to our Thyroid Rescue 911 Review health in even small amounts. When someone has an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, having moderate to high levels of mercury can exacerbate one's condition. In fact, mercury can even potentially trigger an autoimmune response, thus leading to a condition such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
This is one of the main reasons why I recommend a hair mineral analysis to every single one of my patients. Although I also use this test to look at the minerals (selenium, manganese, phosphorus, chromium, etc.) to see if there is an imbalance, I also want my patients to obtain this test so I can look to see if they have any heavy metal toxicities.
Now truth to be told, everyone will have traces of the heavy metals. So when I analyze the hair mineral analysis report, I expect to see small amounts of all of the heavy metals. This includes aluminum, (which is commonly high in people do to widespread exposure from pots and pans, canned foods, and deodorants), along with arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. After aluminum, the next mineral I commonly see high in people is mercury. This doesn't mean that in some people cadmium, arsenic, and/or lead might be high while the mercury levels are on the low side. But it's more common to see high levels of mercury than these other ones.
When you consider that two of the most common sources of mercury exposure are by consuming fish and through dental amalgams which contain mercury, then it's not difficult to understand why so many people have high levels of mercury. To be fair, I've had patients with silver fillings whose mercury levels didn't look too bad on the hair mineral analysis.