Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease

February 10, 2015 6:08 PM

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Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease

One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood, a new University of Michigan study says.

The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury – even at low levels generally considered safe – was associated with autoimmunity. Autoimmune disorders, which cause the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells by mistake, affects nearly 50 million Americans an...

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