Researchers Show Mercury Exposure Doubles Risk of Autoimmune Disorders

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New research in Environment International Journal shows that women with higher levels of mercury exposure are more than twice as likely to have elevated levels of antibodies that are associated with autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and lupus.

The findings may be the first evidence that mercury exposure in U.S. women affects the immune system through the thyroid. Whether these changes in the immune system lead to thyroid or general health problems is not known.

The findings may be the first evidence that mercury exposure in U.S. women affects the immune system through the thyroid. Whether these changes in the immune system lead to thyroid or general health problems is not known.

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