Past the weak association epidemiology, what would the biological mechanism be?
Read the media release.
I dunno that the weak epidemiology supports the implication and I dunno what the mechanism would be. I do know that, in 1920, the question of whether radiated water was causing disease would have led to the same questions.
I came in contact with mercury in differential flowmeters pressure monitors etc. I have type 2 diabetes,first in my family. coincidence?
Install more flourescent bulbs!!!
Mercury can cause multiple effects because it knocks out selenoenzymes. It can also reduce disulphide bonds, potentially disabling all proteins, including insulin:
The question is, do you really get diabetes as a result of mercury poisoning, or do you die from something else first?
They got the effect from monovalent Hg in 0.5M acetic acid. Not exactly in vitro conditions. Are we seeing mercury insertion in protein disulfides as a part of ingestion of oganomecurials?
A lot of indefinites in the press release. Maybe happens to older people who are “wealthy” enough to live and eat well and who may be overweight. When you get to 65 you are falling apart for all kinds of reasons. Maybe mercury or just maybe the effects of multiple birthday syndrome.
I was waiting for a reference to coal fueled utilities.
Tee hee hee hee hee — “multiple birthday syndrome” — new to me!
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