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Heavy Metal Mercury Poisoning – Chelation and the Link to Autism – Asperger’s and ADHD

Similarities of Mercury Poisoning and Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Mercury poisoning is believed to be one of the leading biomedical causes of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, sensory integration dysfunction, and pervasive developmental disorder PDD.

Mercury can affect the body in a variety of areas, including speech and motor processing, cognitive and social skills, and create sensory abnormalities. Many of these symptoms are similar to those displayed by children on the autism spectrum or those with Asperger syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder PDD, sensory integration dysfunction, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD/ADHD.

The “mad hatter” syndrome was a direct result of the mercury used to cure the felt when making a hat. Due to exposure to mercury, the people who made hats often suffered from dementia, mental illness, or general confusion. New studies are linking heavy metal toxicity to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Symptoms of mercury poisoning

Social withdrawal and lack of eye contact or eye fixation.

Anxiety and mood swings

Lack of speech development, articulation problems, and echolalia (repetitive vocalizations)

sound sensitivity

Abnormal tactile sensations or aversion to touch.

About sensitivity to light

Flapping or repetitive movements

Excessive salivation or drooling

Clumsiness and lack of coordination.

Difficulties sitting, walking, crawling

sleeping difficulties

Lack of concentration/attention problems/ADHD symptoms

rashes or eczema

Digestive problems / diarrhea and constipation

Where did the mercury come from?


A form of mercury called thimerosal was in several vaccines. According to the CDC, “Until 1999, vaccines given to infants to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B contained thimerosal as a preservative. Today, according to the CDC In the US Food and Drug Administration, the only vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger that contain thimerosal are: one DTaP vaccine and three influenza (flu) vaccines.

Vaccines do not cause autism, but if the body’s detoxification system is not working properly, the person may have difficulty expelling what would normally be considered harmless amounts. Because the body cannot properly expel these harmful toxins, they harbor within the body and cause the symptoms listed above. This is part of the reason why it is essential not to vaccinate a child when he is sick, even if it is just a cold.

Mercury amalgam dental fillings

For dental work, stay away from mercury amalgam fillings. It’s just safer to go with composite fillers. Again, it may not be a problem for everyone, but for those with impaired detoxification systems, it can cause serious problems. The more fillers, the greater the risk due to the cumulative effect of toxins. Before starting chelation therapy, mercury amalgam dental fillings should be removed to prevent further exposure to mercury!


Unfortunately, our food supply is contaminated. Tuna, swordfish and sea bass are the most contaminated fish with high levels of mercury. The website has an online calculator to help you determine how much mercury is in your food.

Other sources of mercury

Damaged nonstick or aluminum cookware

Toxic air from coal burning plants

Lawn and Garden Pesticides

success story

I ate tuna several times a week when I was pregnant and swordfish several times a month. Warnings that these larger fish were generally high in mercury due to environmental contamination were surfacing between my first and second children. I also received the flu vaccine as recommended when I was pregnant, which contains thimerosal or mercury. I’m sure these were contributing factors to why both of my children were found to have toxic levels of lead and mercury in their little bodies. The Happy Sun shows the actual lab results before and after chelation therapy.

chelation therapy

Chelation therapy is the process of removing heavy metals from the body by taking a medication that attracts and binds to mercury and helps excrete it from the body. There is some medical controversy surrounding the use of chelation for the treatment of autism and ADD/ADHD problems because it is considered an “off-label” treatment. However, using botox for wrinkles is also an “off-label” treatment, as botox is designed to stop facial spasms and tics. In essence, you are not treating the autism or ADD/ADHD with chelation, but instead first assessing the child to determine if heavy metal toxicity is an underlying problem, and then using chelation therapy to treat the metal toxicity heavy. Click here to read more about heavy metal testing.

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