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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The jury is still out on the role, if any, that heavy metals play in multiple sclerosis
theories have been floating around for years regarding the possible connection
between MS and dental amalgams, pesticides, additives to food, lead paint
in older homes … and the list goes on.
The National Multiple Sclerosis website, under its list of disproved theories, has this to say: “Although poisoning with heavy metals such as mercury, lead or manganese can damage the nervous system and produce symptoms such as tremor and weakness, both the process and the symptoms are different from what occurs in MS. There is no evidence that heavy metal exposure causes MS.”
Maybe there is no concrete evidence to prove heavy metals contribute to this disease, but I also couldn’t find any concrete evidence to prove that they don’t.