Mercury contamination from artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Sekotong, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, and in Poboya, Central Sulawesi province, threatens the surrounding tourist areas, rice fields, forests and parks, environmental NGO BaliFokus Foundation has stated based on recent findings.
Mercury contamination in big fish such as sharks, swordfish and certain types of tuna is on the rise, and smaller traces of the toxic metal may be enough to cause restricted brain development or other health problems for humans who eat them, according to data released Tuesday.
A preliminary vote endorsing the continued use of dental amalgam has put the spotlight on the American Public Health Association (APHA), since it has long recognized the harm to the environment and public health of mercury releases.
A month after large batches of Chinese baby formula were found to contain dangerous levels of mercury, state media outlets reported Monday that the authorities have discovered more shipments of contaminated formula, this time poisoned with a cancer-causing toxin.
Far from being an essential dental product with no viable alternatives, amalgam (mercury) fillings are substitutable with other filling materials.
What do garlic and glutathione have in common? Sulfur! Sulfur is commonly used in Asia as an herbal medicine to treat inflammation and cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children in the United States with autism has risen by 78 percent over the past decade.
By now, we have all seen them. We probably all have some in our homes.
High fructose corn syrup, a sweet and stable food additive popular in sweetened beverages and processed foods, has been accused of causing diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and mental disturbances.