22. Acute or Chronic Mercury Toxicity?

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Acute Mercury Toxicity or Chronic Dental Mercury Toxicity? – Post 22

Having been diagnosed, after 7 years, with severe levels of chronic dental ingestion toxicity which included the highest levels of elemental/inorganic mercury, palladium and nickel, sped up by Oral-Electro galvanism, the process of chelation, removing the toxicity began.

Metal blood testing indicated high levels of metal toxicity over, and on the public range. Public ranges are set notoriously high. This started to explain the poor deteriorating health and symptoms suffered for many years.

Further specialised dental metal testing was undertaken and showed evidence that elemental/inorganic mercury being the second, most dangerous metal known to man needed urgent removal from the body along with equally dangerous palladium and nickel among many metals showing positive testing.

The reason why it is important to establish whether the toxicity is acute or chronic is that the chelation process, the process to remove the toxins from the body, is different.

What Does Acute Disease mean?

acute disease

Epidemiology Any condition—eg infection, trauma, pregnancy, fracture, with a short, often < 1 month clinical course; ADs usually respond to therapy; a return to a state of complete–pre-morbid health is the rule. Cf Chronic disease.

Definitions from the Free Dictionary

What does Chronic Disease mean?

chronic disease

 Medtalk Any condition–eg connective tissue disease, CA, ASHD, HTN, Alzheimer’s disease that has a protracted–usually ≥ 6 months clinical course; CDs require long-term therapy; response is suboptimal; return to a state of complete or pre-morbid normalcy is the exception, not the rule Risk factors for chronic disease Cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity. Cf Acute disease.

Is It Acute Or Chronic Dental Toxicity?

Much research had been undertaken by the patient and private clinicians exploring the many symptoms being suffered because NHS clinicians were failing to diagnose since 2009. Health was severely deteriorating presenting worsening symptoms and the patient vocal about suspicions that the centre of the problem was possibly located at the LR jaw.

When resorting to private health care, various scans and general metal blood tests were taken for numerous presence of metals, and repeatably returned positive at the highest levels. The metals returning high-level results were those that could be associated with dentistry, including general mercury testing, so it became important to take specific dental ingestion blood tests and dental leaching tests of amalgams, (aka mercury fillings).

Given the length of time of more than 7 years that deteriorating symptoms had been recorded, especially around the face, even suggesting the LR jaw was the centre of the problems, where these symptoms had been repeatably provided to the NHS clinicians by the patient, but left undiagnosed and misdiagnosed, it could be established that the toxicity was most likely to be chronic.

The patient kept a diary of the growing list of symptoms occurring, these developed from the oral cavity to all around the body. The NHS seemed incapable of ‘joining up the dots’ being set up in their old post-war format of specialised departments with no one health department looking at the entire body’s symptoms presented.

Even the event causing these symptoms could be tracked to a specific day and where an accident was most likely to have occurred, a knock to the face that triggered off the start of Electro-Oral galvanism which sped up dental ingestion of various metal vapour.

The diagnosis became clearer and recorded as chronic elemental/inorganic mercury, palladium, and nickel toxicity.

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The length of time is very significant as mercury not only rests in one’s organs but has much time to deposit itself deep into the body’s tissues, the bones. Chelation becomes much harder to remove from the bones the longer time it has to rest if indeed, full chelation could ever be successful.

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It means the dental patient is likely to have to chelate the toxicity for many years using natural products that help to remove and detoxify the body of traces of mercury, especially from the bones. Failure to do this would result in quick deterioration of health, with ultimately a painful death.

In cases of severe elemental/inorganic chronic dental toxicity, such as mine, the patient has to continually chelate, trying to build up periods of time without using the chelating agents, not using chemical compounds, but those a patient can control, with an everyday diet tailored for managing the toxicity. (Posts 13-18 detail this).

Post diagnosis, into the sixth year, chelation is successful and still continues. It’s now managed as regular ‘routine maintenance’ rather than ‘essential maintenance’ care. It doesn’t mean that the toxins are removed, far from the case, but it means that the products used for chelation can be used in a more accommodating way with the chelation diet still in place.

There is no scientific way currently to measure the levels of mercury left in the body, deposited deep into bones. So one is likely to be tasked with carrying on routine maintenance for many years whilst the mercury slowly removes from the bones and exits the body.

Palladium chelation is thought to act like mercury, although the global medical profession admits they do not have enough research to know how to chelate palladium from a human and a nickel-free diet was introduced once mercury chelation was established and elemental mercury and other mixed metals removed from the mouth.

Online, there are articles where patients believe they have elemental/inorganic dental toxicity, often describing how they take a commercial chelation product and within weeks the symptoms have disappeared and then re-chelate a year later.

This was impossible for me, I had to chelate again within 4 weeks, suggesting that I had extraordinarily high levels of toxicity deposited over a long period of time where the mercury had time to rest deep into the bones.

The comparison of my dental toxicity case is that I experienced the additional Oral-Electro galvanism which not only caused extraordinary voltage problems experienced in the body but helped to speed up the severe leeching of the amalgams, demonstrating the differences between the toxicity levels described online.

The chronic patient will take many, many years to chelate the mercury out of the body, if all, whereas the acute dental ingested patient may be far easier, intense, and the possibility of removal within months, particularly when the substances causing toxicity are known, and the medical profession can act quickly.

For example, a patient may know they have accidentally swallowed a loose amalgam and attend their local A&E who will be able to check by X-ray and handheld metal detectors where the amalgam may be located in the body and act accordingly before too much harm can be caused.

Sadly, there are very few scientific ways to establish how fast the toxicity levels are reducing. Blood tests taken months after the initial diagnosis period really cannot tell you any more than how much mercury is found in the bloodstream, on that particular day, and whether it may be inorganic or organic with the help of further specialised tests.

Urine tests can only provide evidence if you are excreting mercury out of the body, on that specific day.

Untrained NHS Staff

In my case, an NHS Professor of Toxicology diagnosed me incorrectly as a patient with acute organic mercury toxicity and not chronic elemental/inorganic toxicity, despite the patient offering a full patient history dating back 7 years, a long detailed history of symptoms, and a large file of specialised tests and scan, in evidence to support, only to admit later that he had not been trained to recognise chronic dental ingestion, elemental/inorganic mercury toxicity.

It was further revealed, the rest of the untrained NHS workforce had no idea about the two diseases the patient presented or what the care plan should be.

Not only is this a problem to any NHS patient seeking medical advice about mercury dental toxicity, but NHS clinicians and GPs are not trained to recognise the Oral-Electro galvanism disease or its likely outcome, which in my case the galvanism that sped up the toxicity levels by an estimated ten times with amalgams known to be leeching mercury in the oral cavity more than 3 times above the public accepted level. You can read more about this on the page ‘Root Causes’.

Most NHS clinicians dismissed Oral-Electro galvanism symptoms as unimportant, sometimes not even recording the symptoms, in my case, one clinician stated the patient was “bonkers” to believe there was even voltage presence in the mouth, despite tests conducted over many years showing the growing levels of voltage emerging from the oral cavity.

No NHS clinicians informed the patient they did not recognise all the symptoms presented, and should not have been attempting to diagnose a patient without informing the patient that they didn’t recognise the symptoms. In most cases, no care plans were offered and those that were offered were inappropriate.


An NHS Professor of Toxicology stated “he hadn’t got a clue” what all the symptoms presented were, but still went on to diagnose the patient as an acute organic mercury toxicity patient. He did not offer a care plan or treatment.

Elemental/Inorganic mercury toxicity and Oral-Electro galvanism symptoms have been known, charted, and written about medically for more than 150 years, such as the article in The Lancet VOLUME 72, ISSUE 1829, P316, SEPTEMBER 18, 1858.

Today many more trained dentists with an additional holistic background discuss more freely the problems of galvanism and the ways in which leeching of amalgams and voltage can be monitored with ease in the oral cavity, such as Eric Davis Dental.

Accidents Causing Acute Dental Toxicity

You’ll find plenty of information about accidental mercury spillages, both domestic and industrial, how this has to be cleaned up by professionals, and what the contact can cause to humans causing acute toxicity symptoms, from country to country, explained globally. These are known accidents and where the substance is identified.

The problem the medical profession in the UK faces is the unknown accidents, for example, to the face, that can trigger toxicity problems, that cannot be seen by dentists in routine appointments, and how the NHS currently fails to manage these problems.

Public Health England

The UK government released a Public Health England document 2016 Compendium of Chemical Hazards (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Public Health England compendium discusses chemical hazards and offers explanations for the various types of mercury compounds found in public use.

A document Inorganic Mercury/Elemental Mercury Toxicological overview was also released.

Public Health England and Wales acknowledge the disease.

One would think with Public Health England & Wales clearly acknowledging the very existence of dental inorganic mercury / elemental mercury toxicological, you could seek advice from the NHS, for a safe diagnosis, as they suggest to get medical help, however, this isn’t the case.

You could be misdiagnosed or left undiagnosed if your condition is an unknown accident where A&E’s, toxicity departments, senior Oral & Maxillofacial consultants are not trained to recognise the symptoms being presented of severe chronic dental ingestion, nor Oral-Electro galvanism.

British Dental Association

It was later found that the British Dental Association does not provide their clinicians, both Dentists and General Medicine clinicians, including GPs, with training for chronic dental ingestion toxicity, as there is no formal or legal requirement in place.

This is confirmed by the failure of the British dental profession to agree to provide the British Government with the details to include in the British Medical Pharmacopoeia – a book containing the identification of compound medicines published by the British Government / the British Dental Association.

Despite many scientific and medical articles, written over decades, examining chronic dental ingestion chelation, the NHS continues to fail to provide those patients who have suffered from accidental chronic dental ingestion with the care they need, often misdiagnosing them, where they show symptoms similar to patients with MS, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease, or leaving them un-diagnosed.

Likewise, Oral-Electro galvanism is also omitted from the British Medical Pharmacopoeia.

The British Dental Association has alleged that Oral-Electro Galvanism doesn’t occur to patients, but fails to support their short statement. UK dental students are trained not to cause Oral-Electro galvanism, however, this doesn’t mean that the disease known for more than 150 years and identified in numerous medical papers and journals, frequently discussed, does not exist!

It does, and Public Health England & Wales very publicly confirms this. A knock to the face can cause Oral-Electro galvanism where the patient has metal dental works in their mouth.

the next post explains the different mercury in everyday use

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23. Mercury Toxicity Derivatives

23. What is the difference between Elemental, Inorganic or Organic Mercury Toxicity? Acute or Chronic Mercury Toxicity? Symptoms presented are different, chelation processes differ. Read more. Toxic Health blog. toxichealth.co.uk

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