Recent studies indicate that deaths due to dementia have taken a sharp turn for the worse in the last 20 years.
“They (researchers) found that as of 2010, the average rate of onset for dementia was 10-years earlier than it was in 1989,” write sources at Natural News.
“In addition, deaths from neurological disease had increased significantly in people aged 55 to 74 and had nearly doubled in people aged 75 and older.
These statistics are pretty scary. So what could be to blame for such drastic numbers in the change of the onset of dementia?
“The team of researchers conducted a literature review of more than 100 experimental and clinical studies on mercury exposure in cell models, animals and humans,” writes the site Phys.org. “They found that animals exposed to mercury exhibited many of the pathological changes associated with the Alzheimer’s disease, including memory loss, poor cognitive performance and confusion.”
According to Professor Richard Deth of Northeastern University, rising numbers of dementia deaths could be correlated to mounting chemicals in the environment, including mercury.
Mercury can be found in amalgam tooth fillings, some light bulbs and even vaccinations.
“Until 2001, mercury-containing thimerosal was used as a preservative in many childhood vaccines. Even today, the substance is still used in adult vaccines as well as in flu shots given to children and adults,” writes Natural News.
“Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury,” says professor Deth, who also teaches pharmacology at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. “It seems that the two are tied together.”