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Causes of Scleroderma: Mercury Exposure (Dental Amalgam)

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer
Overview of Mercury Exposure
Dental Amalgam
Media Stories


Here is some research related to mercury exposure as a possible risk factor for autoimmune disease, such as scleroderma.

Mercury exposure may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases in women. A new study by researchers from the University of Michigan claims that even at levels considered to be safe, mercury exposure may be hazardous to health; it may be a risk factor for autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age. Medical News Today.

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) and exposure to heavy metals. These latter findings interestingly underscore that occupational exposure to heavy metals should be systematically checked in all SSc patients at diagnosis. PubMed, Autoimmun Rev, 2019 Jan;18(1):62-72. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Solvents)

Dental Amalgam

Increased Prevalence of Scleroderma in Southwestern Ontario: A Cluster Analysis. The cluster in Woodstock seems statistically validated. Associations with alcohol and dental fillings require further study. ResearchGate, The Journal of Rheumatology.

Media Articles

Art saves Lives. (But what are your art supplies doing to you?). Paul Rubens, Auguste Renoir, Raoul Dufy, and Paul Klee all had autoimmune disorders caused by mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, antimony, tin, cobalt, manganese, and chromium, as well as chronic lead and manganese poisoning. (Expired article) Vickie Enkoff.

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