Monday, February 22, 2010

Antibiotic Usage and Mercury

Doing some research I stumbled upon this Generation Rescue page which lists all studies done on Mercury, Pesticides, Solvents, Thimerosal and Autism

Here is a quote that was particularly startling to me in study number 36 on Mercury, lead, and zinc in baby teeth of children with autism versus controls.

"Antibiotic use is known to almost completely inhibit excretion of mercury in rats due to alteration of gut flora."

YIKES! Especially given the rampant usage of antibiotics by children and adults and by the animals that end up as food.