The Wall Street Journal reported in July about the increasing popularity of tests designed to tell how much mercury has accumulated in the body.
Also on the rise: therapies to help reduce one's mercury "body burden." Doctors recommend reducing consumption of high-mercury fish (such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, and albacore tuna) and a few offer serious chelation therapy drugs to strip the body of heavy metals. Some alternative-medicine practitioners recommend supplements like garlic and high-sulfur foods like eggs and spinach.
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