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More research about mercury in high fructose corn syrup
By Renee Dufault, MAT, Special Educator, On-line Environmental Hazard Assessment Instructor, Writer, Retired PHS Officer, United Tribes Technical College

21 December 2009

      Last February, United Tribes News reported on the first paper I published about mercury in high fructose corn syrup samples.  About six weeks ago, my collaborators and I published a follow up review article that explains why it is not good for children to be exposed to mercury in foods made with mercury cell chlor-alkali products. That article was published in Behavioral and Brain Functions and can be found at www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/pdf/1744-9081-5-44.pdf.

      The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) asked me to speak at a teleconference on February 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. (EST). Information is available at www.aamr.org/ehi/content_332.cfm?navID=111.

      About 300 people from all over the country and world are expected to be listening, including physicians, nurses, special educators, and scientists.

      I am honored to be invited to speak. If you are unable to listen the presentation will be available as a download from the AAIDD website.

      In the world of neurotoxicology, the mercury toxicity model that we present in our second paper is considered a credible and likely explanation for why we now have the Autism epidemic. The review article is highly accessed on BioMed Central which publishes 100+ medical journals. The new article, as well as the earlier older article (Jan. 2009), are being downloaded by hundreds of people daily.

      I appreciate UTTC continuing to support my work with tribes in environmental health and other areas. Thank you!