The dementia, mercury connection

Neurological brain diseases are on the increase and striking people as young as 40 years, due to vaccines that contain mercury, causing degenerative brain damage.

Neurological brain diseases and dementia are taking people far younger. This is according to a publication in the journal Surgical Neurology International and a study conducted from Bournemouth University in England.

These diseases have reached levels that are “almost epidemic,” the researchers said, and they reached them so quickly that environmental factors must be largely to blame.

Lead researcher Colin Pritchard explains, “The rate of increase in such a short time suggests a silent or even a ‘hidden’ epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just ageing. Modern living produces multi-interactional environmental pollution but the changes in human morbidity, including neurological disease is remarkable and points to environmental influences.”

More than doubled death rates

From 1989 to 2010, the research compared 21 western countries and the rates of neurological brain diseases. It was found that the average rate of onset for dementia, as of 2010 was 10 years earlier than in 1989. In addition, deaths caused from neurological disease had nearly doubled in people 75 years of age and older, plus there is a significant increase in people from 55 to 74.

In all 21 countries, the United States fared the worst by far. In the US from 1989 to 2010 neurological deaths in men older than 74 tripled, and in woman of the same age they increased nearly fivefold. For the first time in recorded history, elderly U.S. women are dying from brain diseases more so than from cancer.

The rapid increase is not because we are living longer to get diseases that previously we would not have developed – these degenerative diseases are showing up way more than before. A huge part of the cause is due to environmental changes that have taken place over the past 20 years.

“The environmental changes in the last 20 years have seen increases in the human environment of petro-chemicals – air transport- quadrupling of motor vehicles, insecticides and rises in background electro-magnetic-field, and so on. These results will not be welcome news as there are many with short-term vested interests that will want to ignore them.” Pritchard said.

Mercury, Aluminum exposure

There is a concern that mercury exposure from vaccines plays a role in the rising rates of early onset dementia. Until 2001, many childhood vaccines had mercury-containing thimerosal, which was used as a preservative. Still today, the substance is found in adult vaccines and in the all too easy flu shots given to adults and children.

In 2010, researchers reviewed 100 prior clinical and experimental studies in a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. They researched the effects of mercury on cells, humans and animals. It was shown that long-term mercury exposure produces many of the same changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease, including cognitive function, confusion and impairments to memory.

“Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury,” researcher Richard Deth said. “It seems that the two are tied together.”

Another vaccine ingredient, Aluminium, has also been linked to dementia. In 2009 a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people with very high aluminium content in their drinking water, ran the highest risk of dementia. Aluminium has been directly linked to brain damage, which is shown by clinical studies.

Our environment is also widely contaminated with both mercury and aluminium dues to other sources. The world’s foremost source of mercury pollution is due to the coal-burning power plants – a major contributor to the mercury contamination of fish. Amalgam dental fillings are also another major source of human mercury exposure. So best we start eliminating these major toxins from our lifestyles – if we are to enjoy any part of ageing gracefully.

Written by Lynette Mullins