Mercury Exposure Testing

Mercury is a hard metal that comes in several forms: as a vapor, liquid metal and even salt. At safe levels, it’s often found in many household and everyday items like medicines, thermometers, and tooth fillings. It’s even found in some seafoods.

Especially for pregnant women, it’s critical to be aware of how much mercury you’re around. High levels of mercury could be harmful to a baby’s development.

Mercury and Seafood

Mercury is found in various types of fish. The Mayo Clinic reports that, the bigger and older the fish, the more mercury it’s likely to contain.” Fish containing the most mercury include:

  • Swordfish
  • Shark
  • King mackerel
  • Tilefish

What happens when mercury levels are too high?

High levels of mercury is known as mercury poisoning, and it can cause several diseases like:

  • Acrodynia (pink disease)
  • Hunter-Russell syndrome
  • Minamata disease

Mercury poisoning can be harmful to the brain, kidney and lungs.

To test your mercury levels, give Test Smartly Labs a call.