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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:20 AM

Mercury linked to immune changes seen in autoimmune disease. A study in people adds to the growing evidence and concern that mercury can alter the immune system in ways that may promote autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus. The researchers report that mercury increased levels of key signaling and antibody markers measured in the blood of Brazilian gold miners who use the metal to extract the gold from river sediments. Gardner, RM. Synopsis by Jennifer F. Nyland. Environmental Health News. 04/13/10. (Also see: Causes: Mercury)

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