posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:02 PM
It's nearly impossible to avoid mercury exposure. The fact that it's in Tuna, a fish out in the middle of the ocean, goes to show how widespread
mercury is. Trace amounts of it exist in High Fructose Corn Syrup, it's found in compact fluorescent light bulbs, the ones they market as being
environmentally friendly. But the fact is if you drop one of those bulbs you are supposed to open a window and leave the room for 20 minutes to let
the mercury vapor dissipate. And even then you aren't bringing your exposure down to zero, you're just lessening it. You are also supposed to
dispose of those light bulbs at a place specifically equipped to make sure the mercury doesn't escape into the atmosphere. But this stuff isn't
publicized. You throw the bulb in the regular trash, it breaks, the mercury seeps down through the landfill and ends up in the water supply.
You may think it's no big deal, the human body is exposed to toxic substances all the time. The reason why it is a big deal however is because it
only takes a small amount of mercury to have an effect on the human body. Considering how the human race has allowed this stuff to be as prevalent as
it is, you just need to live your life and hope that the amount of mercury in your body right now never approaches a level that produces a measurable
Boy this post sounds all Doom and Gloom!