"The way he describes it working, we had thought it may 'explode' the mercury and perhaps it is doing this."
This cannot possibly be correct.
From the US EPA website, on mercury: "Humans cannot create or destroy mercury."
I find it shocking that the chemically minded folks among us do not pick up on this obvious misunderstanding, and provide some guidance for those of us who may be in dire need of good advice. Jim Humble, with his claim of chemistry background, needs to be more clear on the mechanism by which Miracle-Mineral-Supplement deals with mercury, if in fact it does.