Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities

by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

© 2004, 2008, 2009 Andrew Hall Cutler

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Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

 
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What Textbooks say about Problems with Children’s Development

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Standard medical textbooks point out the need to check for heavy metal problems in children with developmental disorders.  For example,  Clinical Toxicology, Ford, first edition, 2001: “Chronic lead poisoning should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any child with neurocognitive deficitsattentional impairment, or developmental delay.”

Textbooks also point out that despite what is in essence an advertising and public relations campaign by the makers and users of childhood vaccines there really is no reason to consider them proven safe. 

Child Neurology, sixth edition, 2000, John Menkes, editor.  From Chapter 16, Disorders of Mental Development, section on Autism, p. 1172, by Marcel Kinsbourne:  "The increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism is so  spectacular, that it is unlikely to be merely because health care workers are paying greater attention to this condition. Despite apparent links between measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations and autism, opposed by energetic disclaimers, the definitive epidemiologic study that would distinguish causation, a rare inordinate susceptibility, from chance association has not been performed."

Recent research demonstrates that heavy metal problems are quite common in children – so it is important to check for them early on.  The US Government’s Centers for Disease Control periodically conducts studies to determine what toxic exposure members of the general population have.  The 2003 study found that 10% of children and 10% of women of childbearing age had mercury levels above safe limits.  They also found that 2.2% of children had lead above safe levels.  This is down from 4% of children who had too much lead in similar studies 20-30 years ago. 

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A hair test (and consideration of the individual child’s history and situation) seems like a reasonable way to screen children with developmental disorders for heavy metals.  As you can see from the tests below, when people do get hair tests on their impaired children heavy metal problems often turn up!  While genetically based autism and related conditions are often presumed to be completely unresponsive to medical treatment, heavy metal problems are easily treated and children with them show dramatic improvement in their neurodevelopmental status on detox.

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A pretty obvious case where screening for heavy metal exposure would be appropriate is an autistic little girl who has no known risk factors, no family history suggestive of any genetic issues, and whom the pediatrician thinks is a textbook case.  This little girl’s hair test is on the next page.

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This hair test suggests that the girl’s autism is a consequence of mercury intoxication.  Chelation led to improvement in her autistic symptoms, confirming this.

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At about the same time as the sister1 was being evaluated, her younger brother began to exhibit problems.  He had shown normal development for the first 16-18 months, then regressed into autism. At age 6 this boy had no expressive language.  He had never been able to say a single word.  It was the speech therapist’s impression that he did try to say some words but was unable to pronounce them well enough that even his mother could figure it out.

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The brother received far more vaccinations than the sister and they all contained mercury as a preservative (in the form of thimerosal).  Since his body holds onto mercury unusually well this apparently was enough, when combined with whatever unknown exposures he may have been receiving from other sources, to make him autistic.

Based on these test results the parents chose to detoxify their children through chelation.

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Despite having no expressive language at all at age 6, by age 8, after 61 weekend rounds of chelation, he was articulate, normally expressive for his age, and took part in his second grade class’ stage production, singing and participating so well that he was indistinguishable from the other children much to the amazement of his parents, teachers, and other children’s parents who had known him in Kindergarten and first grade.

After 61 rounds of chelation this autistic boy is far from cured, but has undergone dramatic improvement and continues to improve with further chelation.  If he had continued on in the state he was in at age 6, he would have been institutionalized for life as an adult because he couldn’t even make his needs known, much less take care of himself.  Now, at age 8, even if no further progress occurs, he will likely grow up to be able to live independently, hold a job and take care of himself, a dramatic improvement in his quality of life.  The progress reasonably expected on further chelation should enhance his quality of life much more in terms of future health, happiness, social relationships, educational opportunities and employment options.

1)     A different girl than the one mentioned above.

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About the book

Read some excerpts from the book:

Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

 

 

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