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Is all the rage here in New York perhaps you've heard of it.
It involves the actor Jeremy Piven and a claim of Mercury poisoning and that not sickness that you often hear about but it's out there.
So this actor Jeremy -- he's huge he's an entourage and he was in -- what -- kind of movies that serendipity you.
-- and I went in the net anyway he also has -- a stint on Broadway in the show called speed the plow.
By David -- Now he's out out of it saying he has Mercury poisoning he says he got it from eating too much so -- But new reports say he was trying to get of the Broadway gig since the beginning of the month he wanted no part of -- gave it.
The producers don't seem to -- by his claims.
So what's the true.
Mikey actually be suffering from this and do you need to worry you at sushi or fish a couple of times a day or.
Few times a week.
Joining us now is Fox News medical contributor doctor Jennifer actions.
Got good morning good morning man and I I eat a lot of -- -- -- a holiday you TO all right so let's.
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I'm just saying it supposedly he wasn't really enjoying his stint in the show and then suddenly.
Mercury poisoning how likely is this and I.
-- this case but how likely is it to get this right exactly and and good attorney that you are -- you qualified it with the appropriate disclaimer I am not his position and we are not privy to his personal medical records.
So in general.
Mercury poisoning as you said is something that's definitely out there it may in fact be under diagnosed in the general population -- cost.
Mercury is ubiquitous it's everywhere it is liberated from the earth.
Yes people know you can get it from fish typically -- a large fish that swim at a deep level light tuna swordfish shark tile fish.
Theoretically it's possible if you consume high quantities of fish sushi every day for lunch every day for dinner that you could in fact develop Mercury toxins out and about how much sushi which you have to -- and -- it just -- Well it's it's any of those fish first of all largely when you're talking about dietary exposure and generally we you know with the EPA is mentioning is a maximum and and again these dose levels vary but twelve ounces of fish a week so if you're -- a lot of sushi can easily get to that.
Level his doctor came out because there's been so much criticism and -- and this.
Saying not only does -- Mercury poisoning but he has the highest level of Mercury is blood.
The doctor has ever seen that he has six times -- -- what should be found in -- normal.
-- fishing in person that's right is that possible wouldn't that be any can you get to the plant toxicity where you could die.
Absolutely you could die from this you know Mercury is it is what's known as a neuro toxin and in high levels.
It can affect all sensory processing it's toxic to the brain liver and kidneys.
And it can destroy you or -- impair your ability to speak.
To adhere to the -- to to have good memory we felony after that this is a doctor kind of got says that he -- -- -- -- -- he is suffering from brain fatigue.
Neural muscular dysfunction problems lifting his arms and his lag absolutely established shortly absolutely it could be and and and children sometimes you see a weakness or redness of the skin you can see skin slapping our peeling off.
And obviously these are extreme cases.
But you know like anything that we we do have exposure to for something to beat -- toxic -- -- You need one or both of -- two essential elements you need either high dose or high frequency exposure so an -- in a normal piece of sushi you're not obviously getting a high dose.
But if you're eating that twice today exclusively.
Obviously the frequency is there and that's when you can see that the talent appeared.
Usually it's -- by just removing this source so by stopping the fish by stopping the exposure in some cases it's treated with it with a form of therapy known as he elation therapy with the material known as DMS so which just.
-- the Mercury that's that's.
In our blood and removes it from the body so it's unclear what kind of treatment he's getting.
Most of the time luckily Mercury toxicity is reversible and curable.
You know it's a mystery because supposedly he wasn't.
Really enjoying this can be exhausting.
Being a Broadway Show every night you have to perform at around the same as shooting a movie you're shooting a TV show and -- And it's have to check I mean it's if this collide more ingenious than you know exhaustion it could be -- you know it may we see that a lot of times sometimes people are skeptical of any medical or health related excuse so to speak the fact of the matter is we just don't know in general it's a possibility and the doctor the doctor says it's so we all -- that doctors never -- Never just like lawyers sit back exactly purpose and -- get arrested all the best for you thank you spent annually to -- it.
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