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Pink disease

Posted by
Chris on September 24, 2001 at 09:23:36:

Pink disease affected children in the 1940s and very early 1950s and waslater linked to mercury poisoning caused by mercury added to teething powders. I always knew I'd had 'pink disease' but no one here (UK) had heard of it so I just forgot all about it. I have, however, always suffered from poor health, high blood pressure, and a range of other symptoms such as headaches from childhood, anxiety always even as a child, low self esteem, lack of co-ordination, bladder problems, and, worst of all, a very poor memory and lack of organisational skills which I have struggled hard to compensate for - with some success as I achieved a managerial post, but with incredible cost to myself and I am consequently now unable to work.

Then I heard a radio programme about mercury poisoning which outlined the history of 'pink disease' and I asked my mother if she knew it was mercury poisoning and she reluctantly admitted she did. She did not want to talk about it because it was through teething powders that she had given me that I had contracted it. I do know that she had a terrible time - it lasted over a year and she told to take me home becasue there was nothing the hospital could do. It was so terrible for her that she refused to have another child and when she later found she was pregnant had an illegal abortion which made her very ill.

I've looked at the symptoms of mercury poisoning and it is like reading a description of myself! All these years I have known that things were very wrong but could never identify what - I thought I was just very strange! Now I know, I am looking for some positive things I can do to help myself - I am always incredibly tired and dizzy, and want to try anything I can to get myself back on my feet.



Re: Pink disease

Posted by Barbara on September 24, 2001 at 10:25:36:

In Reply to: Pink disease posted by Chris on September 24, 2001 at 09:23:36:

Have you checked into chelation?



Re: Pink disease

Posted by JoanNAz on September 24, 2001 at 10:51:38:

In Reply to: Re: Pink disease posted by Barbara on September 24, 2001 at 10:25:36:

I'm sorry you've been through all that, Chris.

I too, suspect mercury is part of my health problems: mercury from amalgam fillings and also my mother and grandmother "painted" every scrape, sore, and bugbite with that Merthiolate garbage. I've done a lot of reading about the toxicity of Hg.

Beth is right; look into chelation. It helps a lot of people. Also I understand that the pectin in apples helps the body remove mercury.

Hang in there, Chris, we're with you! Thanks for posting.

JoanNAz

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Re: Pink disease

Posted by JoanNAz on September 24, 2001 at 10:52:30:

In Reply to: Re: Pink disease posted by Barbara on September 24, 2001 at 10:25:36:

I'm sorry you've been through all that, Chris.

I too, suspect mercury is part of my health problems: mercury from amalgam fillings and also my mother and grandmother "painted" every scrape, sore, and bugbite with that Merthiolate garbage. I've done a lot of reading about the toxicity of Hg.

Beth is right; look into chelation. It helps a lot of people. Also I understand that the pectin in apples helps the body remove mercury.

Hang in there, Chris, we're with you! Thanks for posting.

JoanNAz



Re: Pink disease

Posted by dmaryd on September 24, 2001 at 10:57:22:

In Reply to: Re: Pink disease posted by JoanNAz on September 24, 2001 at 10:52:30:

Does Merthiolate have Mercury in it? All these years I thought it was just iodine. My mom also painted alot of my owies with it as a kid.



Re: Pink disease

Posted by Linda C on September 24, 2001 at 11:55:51:

In Reply to: Re: Pink disease posted by dmaryd on September 24, 2001 at 10:57:22:

Me too!

I cringed every time Mom would get out that dreaded little bottle with the glass applicator when I had a cut or a scrape!



Re: Pink disease

Posted by JoanNAz on September 24, 2001 at 12:21:02:

In Reply to: Re: Pink disease posted by Linda C on September 24, 2001 at 11:55:51:

Yeah, my mom used to CHASE me with that bottle because I ran like hell from her! Both Merthiolate and Mercurichrom (sp?) contain thimerosol (mercury) in them; you can see that both names begin with "mer." That crap should've been outlawed but you can still find it in drugstores. ..
JoanNAz

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Re: Pink disease (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 26, 2001 at 08:45:34:

In Reply to: Pink disease posted by Chris on September 24, 2001 at 09:23:36:

Hi, Chris.

And STILL the ADA clings to their "religion" that amalgams are safe.

There are 2 ways to go about this: lowering your mercury storage (eliminating exposure and chelation) and increasing your wellness (so your bodymind has more to work with).

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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