David Kennedy, DDS shares stories of dental staff infertility and discusses a study by professor Ingrid Gerhard that was performed at the University Gynecological Clinic in Heidelberg where she examined more than 1,000 patients for mercury, fertility problems, and symptoms. Mercury was measured after giving DMPS (a chelating agent). This substance mobilizes mercury from tissues, particularly the kidneys, so that it is excreted in the urine - from where it can be measured.
The high-mercury group had more hormonal disturbances, immune disturbances, recurring fungal infections, hair loss, and allergies. A number of different hormonal disturbances were found - sex hormones among them. All these differences were statistically significant, and some very marked. Allergies and hair loss were 2-3 times more common in the high mercury group.The doctors at the clinic have successfully treated fertility problems with a combination of vitamins / minerals and amalgam removal.