The fact that mercury fumes are extremely toxic and dangerous to health has long been known, I can only confirm this as an epidemiologist. Even a healthy person staying in a room in which a thermometer has crashed exposes himself to serious danger, but if his body is weakened by the disease, then the risk of negative health consequences increases significantly. It is especially dangerous to breathe toxic mercury fumes for people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus. The fact is that their body is already greatly weakened by the current disease, and the additional influence of toxic fumes further exacerbates the situation. It is important to understand that the coronavirus primarily attacks the respiratory system – the virus enters the lungs, hitting them, which leads to severe breathing difficulties. Mercury vapor enters the body in the same way – that is, through the respiratory system, affecting the lungs, which are already significantly weakened due to the coronavirus.
Those most at risk are those with weakened immune systems and those diagnosed with diabetes and chronic heart disease. Very severe for coronavirus infection, especially when poisoning with mercury vapor is detected, the elderly and those who, at the time of illness, or are not detected on their own, react, are undergoing chemotherapy.
Mercury, like its compounds, has a pronounced neurotoxic effect. This means that it is quite easy to get poisoned by the fumes of “liquid metal”, especially if you are already suffering from such a dangerous disease as coronavirus. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the symptoms of Covid-19 and mercury intoxication are identical, which means that it will be extremely difficult to diagnose poisoning. It may happen that the state of health will worsen even more, but the patient will continue to be treated exclusively for coronavirus disease, ignoring the possibility of mercury vapor poisoning.
In order for you to understand exactly how mercury affects the body weakened by the coronavirus, I will describe the process of its interaction with internal organs. Getting inside our body through the respiratory organs, mercury fumes settle in the lungs, along with the air. It should be recalled that Covid-19 infection occurs in the same way. After that, toxic particles of “liquid metal” enter our circulatory system and, together with blood cells, are carried throughout the body – that is, to all vital organs and systems. Coronavirus behaves in the same way. As a result, the body has to deal with two extremely dangerous ailments at once, and not every immune system, even the strongest one, is able to cope with such a load..
The half-life of mercury residues from the body is about two months. They are excreted in urine and feces, partly through the lungs. The organs of the gastrointestinal tract absorb “liquid metal” in an extremely small amount..
As I noted above, many of the symptoms of mercury poisoning coincide with the symptoms of Covid-19, which is why it is difficult for doctors to diagnose intoxication in addition to coronavirus. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, I advise you to tell your doctor about recent exposure to mercury and possible poisoning:
Characteristic symptoms of mercury poisoning, which are also often observed in patients with coronavirus infection:
Mercury fumes poisoning, especially when you are already fighting Covid-19, will not pass without a trace for the body. You will definitely need serious treatment in the hospital, under the supervision of an experienced specialist. If you let the situation take its course, then serious complications will come, among which may be:
A person who is ill with coronavirus, and at the same time was poisoned by mercury fumes, needs emergency medical care, even if the course of Covid-19 is mild and asymptomatic: