The illustration for an ad in the November 1923 National Geographic, one of a series by the National Lead Company.

The illustration for an ad in the November 1923 National Geographic, one of a series by the National Lead Company.

Understanding Lead Poisoning
The current lead poisoning crisis in the Newark public schools, and in Flint, Michigan, proves that we must take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our communities, and our families and children.  We can no longer depend upon outside concerns to monitor our well-being.

Mercury 101 explains the sources, science, symptoms, and solutions to heavy metal poisonings in an easy to understand, educational, and fun format.  Mercury 101 only shares knowledge; it does not sell anything and is done as a community service.

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Living beings are dependent upon air, food, and water for their survival.  Metal toxins poison living creatures, especially those with highly evolved nervous systems, and brains, like our own.  We must treat anything interfering with our healthy use of needed life-giving elements as an assault upon life itself.

If our immune systems have been compromised from the lead in our water, and food, additional toxins will only make our immune systems weaker.  Proper testing for toxic metal poisons is of the utmost importance.  Simple blood tests will only reveal acute poisonings; they are inadequate for determining long-term chronic poisonings.

Mercury 101 explains in detail how to recognize toxic metal poisoning in humans, and how lead and other toxins naturally leave the body.  For example, some foods will help excrete toxins, while others will only redistribute them, potentially compromising a person’s health.

Until 1941, Newark hat factories used mercury nitrate in felting hats.  66% of industry deaths were men under the age of 30.  Mercury will remain in the environment until remediated; it does not degrade.

Epigenetic effects of lead upon mother and unborn child can harm the grandchildren of future generations!

Laws will not be enacted that completely protect us from toxic poisonings until people demand it, and they will not demand it until they fully understand it.

Our communities, our culture, our society, and the next generation of our young people depend upon our actions.  DO NOT LET APATHY RULE.