After buying Cutlers books i had a hair element test done by Doctors Data. Using cutlers counting rules i dont show as having mercury poisoning, however, the level is 1.2 ug/g which isnt exactly low either. My copper level was the only thing unusual, in the red range at 64 ug/g. Knowing that copper is synergistic with mercury, and that even small mercury levels can affect liver function, (possibly causing my copper buildup), i was wondering whether i should work on chelating both simultaneously. According to cutler, though, taking ala has a negative effect on copper elimination. Can i safely take ala and still eliminate copper at the same time, or should i try to just eliminate copper for however many months it takes, and then work on reducing mercury levels?