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#1 of 5 Old 02-24-2011, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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If you or your children could take a test to determine your individual susceptibility to mercury toxicity, in particular in areas of neurobehavioural (attention, memory, verbal and mood ) would you? thank you for any insights or thoughts.

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Would it be a scientifically valid test, or would it just be something someone made up?

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Are you asking if a scientifically valid test like this was avaliable would you do it?

 

If so then yes, of course. I would think any information one could have about their susceptibility to any neurotoxin would be useful info.


If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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A friend of mine ( scientist from UCLA ) is working with some collegues to develop this test. It should be available sometime next year. It is a genetic test that would test very specifically the susceptibility to mercury. (some 25% of us are extremely susceptible).  I was just curious to find out if this would be a test that would be of interest to people and if so who. Being a mom myself, I though I would ask here. 

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yes if it was affordable.  I love fish but every time I eat it I think, oh I wonder how much mercury Im getting this time?!  (and for my son) ... would be a good test to have as maybe the results would change how some people eat or live.


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