Cancer Causing Mercury

In 2005, when I was working with Dr. Rashid Buttar, he testified before congress that “the association of mercury to chronic diseases is well documented in the didactic scientific literature. The search for the association between mercury and cardiovascular disease revealed 358 scientific papers exemplifying the relationship; between mercury and cancer we find 643 scientific papers. The association of mercury with neuro-degenerative diseases is the most significant, with the references numbering 1,445.” The official position currently is that there is “some” evidence that methyl-mercury can cause cancer in humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified methyl-mercury as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

According to the observations made by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura all cancer cells have mercury in them. His clinical observation concludes that one of the primary reasons cancer returns is because residual mercury reignites a pathological environment even after surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and alternative therapies report a positive effect. On August 1st of 2006 the American Chemical Society published research that showed conclusively that methyl-mercury induces pancreatic cell apoptosis and dysfunction.[1]

Currently, there are millions of amalgam dental fillings in use, and they continue to be placed in dental schools, clinics and hospitals all over the world. There are instruments so sensitive that they can detect mercury vapor in people’s mouths coming up from these mercury containing fillings. Mercury used in dental amalgams, is a global pollutant. Even after the last mercury dental amalgam is placed in a person’s mouth, and even if removed, its toxic legacy will continue because of its pervasive bio-accumulation in the environment. 

One of the most overlooked causes of cancer is mercury toxicity. Most cancer patients have, or have had, mercury fillings in their mouth. Most dentists who use them, with FDA support, will tell you there is no problem with them. However, realize you have an idiot speaking to you because every scientist worth his weight in salt knows that mercury is one of the most poisonous substances on our planet. And, if it's in your teeth, it's really important to take safe, effective yet gentle measures to help remove these substances from your mouth and entire body.

There are several reasons as to why these fillings contribute to cancer. One reason is that these metals are in your mouth 24/7 until the day you have them removed (if you choose to do so) and are constantly leeching into your gums, teeth, bones, tissues and body.

The mercury in your teeth spill over into your saliva and make their way down your entire digestive tract. Overtime, the digestive tract can become compromised and weakened from the mercury vapors contributing to digestive disorders like leaky gut, Crohn's disease, IBS, food allergies, absorption and assimilation issues. These imbalances set the stage for chronic disorders and eventually cancer to set in.

Mercury is attracted to ‘active sites’ on genetic code molecules called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The inter-relationships between cancer and mercury deserve much more attention as mercury is bio-accumulating in the environment becoming more prevalent globally.

Medical science suggests that heavy metals contribute to carcinogenesis by inducing/increasing oxidative stress.[2] Oxidative stress damages DNA[3] and can lead to mutations which promote cancer.[4] Metal-mediated formation of free radicals causes various modifications to DNA bases, enhanced lipid peroxidation, and altered calcium and sulfhydryl homeostasis.[5]

Heavy metals also disrupt the process of Apoptosis (programmed cell death). Apoptosis is vital for safe removal of sick/unhealthy cells, including cells that may become cancerous. Disorders of apoptosis may play a critical role in some of the most debilitating metal-induced afflictions including hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, neurotoxicity, autoimmunity and carcinogenesis.[6]

Heavy metals create contaminated environments both inside and outside the cells. These environments attract all kinds of pathogens – viruses, bacteria and fungi. Some say many cancers are caused by infections others say cancer is an infection and others insist that cancer is strictly human cells running berserk with their DNA gone crazy, all starting from one cell, which is a completely flatfooted way of looking at cancer.

In the case of diabetes mercury is especially telling for it affects the beta cells, the insulin itself, and the insulin receptor sites setting off a myriad of complex disturbances in glucose metabolism. Since obesity and diabetes are precursors to cancer again we see a strong connection between mercury exposure and cancer. 

There is a horde of politicians and scientists who are obsessed with CO2 coming out of the worlds smoke stacks yet say nothing about the mercury. Mercury is a dangerous poison whereas CO2 is a necessary gas that plants and people absolutely need. A scientific study published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by NASA reveals that rising carbon dioxide levels are having a tremendously positive impact on the re-greening of planet Earth over the last three decades, with some regions experiencing over a 50% increase in plant life. There is nothing positive to say about mercury.

The EPA tells us that mercury emissions know no national or continental boundaries. Mercury emitted into the air can travel thousands of miles in the atmosphere before it is eventually deposited back to the earth in rainfall or in dry gaseous form. Estimates of annual global mercury emissions from both natural and anthropogenic sources are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. These estimates include mercury that is re-emitted.

The world map below provides information about the worldwide distribution of anthropogenic mercury emissions.


Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife. Airborne mercury that crosses the Pacific Ocean from Asian sources also makes its way into those western lake sediments, said Paul Drevnick, a research scientist from the University of Michigan


“Mercury emitted from power plants in Asia is incorporated into the hemispheric pool of atmospheric mercury and is affecting all of western North America,” Drevnick said. “That is the reason why—despite local, regional and national efforts to reduce mercury emissions in North America—we continue to observe increased mercury loading to lakes in the West.”

Historical and current emissions of mercury continue to present a significant risk to the environment and human health, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The main source of new mercury emissions in Europe is coal burning but about half of the mercury deposited in Europe’s environment originates from outside Europe. According to the report, mercury presents the biggest risk in rivers, lakes and oceans where it takes a highly toxic form that is absorbed by animals, including fish. But the FDA and many dentists continue to say its safe to deposit mercury directly into peoples mouths and the CDC insists its safe to inject mercury directly into children’s blood streams.

[1]Chem Res Toxicol. 2006 Aug;19(8):1080-5. Methylmercury induces pancreatic beta-cell apoptosis and dysfunction.

[2]Mitochondria as an important target in heavy metal toxicity in rat hepatoma AS-30D cells;Belyaeva EA, Dymkowska D, Wieckowski MR, Wojtczak L.j; Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2008 Aug 15;231(1):34-42. Epub 2008 Apr 7. PubMed

[3]             Free radicals, metals and antioxidants in oxidative stress-induced cancer. Valko M, Rhodes CJ, Moncol J, Izakovic M, Mazur M.; Chem Biol Interact. 2006 Mar 10;160(1):1-40. Epub 2006 Jan 23.;

[4]            Effect of mercury vapor exposure on metallothionein and glutathione s-transferase gene expression in the kidney of nonpregnant, pregnant, and neonatal rats;.Brambila ELiu J, Morgan DL, Beliles RP, Waalkes MP; J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2002 Sep 13;65(17):1273-88. PubMed

[5]             Curr Med Chem. 2005;12(10):1161-208. Metals, toxicity and oxidative stress. PubMed

[6]            Metals and apoptosis: recent developments.Rana SV. J Trace Elem Med Biol.2008;22(4):262-84. Epub 2008 Oct 10; PubMed