The Grassy Narrows & Islington Band Mercury Disability Board
 

 

Mercury Contamination Facts

Agreements and Legislation
Diagnosis
Mercury Programs
Methylmercury - A Dangerous Chemical
Methylmercury Outbreaks
Treatment for Mercury Poisoning
Mercury Poisoning Worldwide
Research
Diagnostic Criteria
Benefit Entitlement
Mercury Status in Fish
The Report - A Valuable Study Tool
Conclusions

Treatment for Mercury Poisoning

One method of treatment for mercury poisoning is chelation.  

Chelate is a chemical that attracts a metal to it instead of being attracted to human tissue, such as the brain and nervous tissue.

Eventually this mixture of chelate and mercury is sent out of the body as waste, for example, urine. However, some scientists are saying that there is not enough proof that this therapy is truly useful in the reversing of mercury toxin. More research is needed.

Eligibility to Apply for Benefits

For a person to be eligible to apply for benefits (per legislation), that person must be a current member of Grassy Narrows First Nation or Wabaseemoong Independent Nations; a past member of one of the two bands; or a registered Indian who was customarily resident on one the two first nation communities prior to the first day of October 1985


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Did you know...

that since inception to March 31, 2016 the Mercury Disability Board has processed 1064 initial applications for benefits.

 

 

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