Thursday, December 18, 2008

High Mercury Count and Jeremy Piven

So I looked it up High mercury counts hurt the kidneys and the nervous system. And also a developing fetus, if someone has a baby or something.

Anyways, there is a lot of mercury out there and I wouldn't be surprised if we all had high levels of it- just not high enough to start worrying.

So how does one get high mercury? Well, I suppose you could drink a thermometer, but also, eating lots of fish (mercury rich tuna) is a way to start. Also you could be near a mercury spill at some point, although that would seem to cause short term effects, like vomiting and diarrhea.

Also, if your job is near somewhere that uses mercury, then you'd be susceptible. I don't quite understand why this actor was exposed. Maybe he liked to drink thermometers to wash down all that fish he ate. Nah.

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