Hair Testing for Mercury

Hair Testing for Mercury
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Due to the state of the world’s oceans, human biomarkers for fish consumption now include dioxins, PCBs, and mercury.

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Now this was last year; 2009. This year, scientists may have come up with even better biomarkers for fish consumption. Dioxins, PCBs, and mercury. The most important fish consumption biomarkers were dioxins and PCBs—for men, and mercury—among women.

A tighter correlation than even omega-3 levels. You can tell how much fish people eat by the amount of arsenic and toxic waste circulating in their bloodstream.

In fact, you can even take a hair off of someone’s hairbrush and tell how much fish that person has been eating by the mercury content in their hair. This was a study done on children’s hair clippings. Your whole body gets contaminated with the stuff.

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Image thanks to Rubin Starset via Flickr.

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Now this was last year; 2009. This year, scientists may have come up with even better biomarkers for fish consumption. Dioxins, PCBs, and mercury. The most important fish consumption biomarkers were dioxins and PCBs—for men, and mercury—among women.

A tighter correlation than even omega-3 levels. You can tell how much fish people eat by the amount of arsenic and toxic waste circulating in their bloodstream.

In fact, you can even take a hair off of someone’s hairbrush and tell how much fish that person has been eating by the mercury content in their hair. This was a study done on children’s hair clippings. Your whole body gets contaminated with the stuff.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Rubin Starset via Flickr.

Doctor's Note

For more on the subject of mercury contamination, check out:
Hair Testing for Mercury Before Considering Pregnancy
Nerves of Mercury
Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development

And be sure to see my prequel video: Fish Intake Biomarker

For more context, see my associated blog post: EPA dioxin limit has National Chicken Council worried products could be declared “unfit for consumption”.

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