That mercury is a known neurotoxin – meaning it is poisonous to nerve tissue – is not a topic of debate. The United States government acknowledges this, and consistently warns of its dangers to human health on the websites for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (link:http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=113&tid=24#bookmark05), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (link:https://www.epa.gov/mercury/health-effects-exposures-mercury), and elsewhere. Depending on mercury type, method of exposure, and a person’s age, the effects of mercury can vary. They include, but are not limited to, vision loss, lack of coordinated movements, cognitive difficulties, memory problems, tremors, skin rashes, and mood swings.
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