Succimer found ineffective for removing mercury – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Succimer is a drug used for treating lead poisoning in children. Dr. Walter Rogan at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, says the drug has been studied and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Rogan: Back in the 90ís we had done a large scale clinical trial of the drug to treat lower level lead exposure in children in the hopes of reversing the IQ deficit that comes from exposure to lead.
Narrator: Some families are turning to succimer as an alternative therapy for treating autism. Dr. Rogan says this practice is not supported by data. For more information on succimer, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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