Aussie Climate Commish: Pull Teeth From Dead People Because Of Mercury

Shockingly, Tim Flannery doesn’t link this to the climate change (hoax) (note-the story originally comes from the Australian Herald Sun, but you need a paid subscription to read it)

(FoxNY) Australia’s chief climate commissioner says mercury tooth fillings should be removed from corpses before they are cremated.

The practice should be made law, Professor Tim Flannery said.

“You don’t want to poison people when you are cremated,” he said. “No one would want that.” (snip)

“You just need a pair of pliers,” he said. “It is a $2 solution.”

He actually has a point

“For mercury to become dangerous, it has to get into the atmosphere, which happens when we are cremated, then blow over the oceans [and] go into the ocean depths, where there is very low oxygen, and then transform by bacteria into a methylated form of mercury,” Flannery said.

“This is then ingested by fish and the fish get put on the dinner plate.”

As an environmentalist, I take his point seriously. Mercury can cause all sorts of health and environmental issues. But, as the Herald Sun’s Andrew Bolt points out, if mercury is so bad, why are governments all over the world pushing these, including by legislation?

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4 Responses to “Aussie Climate Commish: Pull Teeth From Dead People Because Of Mercury”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    It may just be me, but when I read this I thought of the Nazi policy of extracting teeth from gassed victims to get the gold fillings.

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    I did too.

    Fortunately for us here in USA, we are safe from this curse. Most of our fish come from the surface-to-medium depth. If Australia wants to eat deep benthic organisms, that’s up to them.

    But then, what this high-paid brainiac doesn’t tell you is, that most anything that gets burned, falls to the earth nearby.

  3. Blick says:

    There is good mercury and bad mercury. chemistry has morals. But only environwacos can tell the difference.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    There’s also good and bad levels (doses). I’m waiting for someone to get real and demand an end to all beverages that isn’t water. A ban on beaches. A ban on all processed food – of any kind. If you or your direct family members did not harvest it or prepare it, then it is not gov’t sanctioned. They will increase food confiscations soon. All salt sales will be banned except for approved-doctor-approved sodium shots.

    All non-gov’t approved restaurants will be closed except for those who’s members grow, pick and “clean” the products they intend to sell at gov’t approved rates and in gov’t approved recipes.

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