Yet More Evidence Pointing to Mercury Amalgam’s Risk

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

In 2000, Freya Koss filed a personal malpractice suit against her former dentist. Her complaint alleged that the dentist had exposed her to dangerous levels of mercury vapor during the unsafe removal of an existing amalgam filling and replacement with a new one. Further, she alleged that her injuries were due to numerous deviations from […]

Keeping Mercury Amalgam Out of the Water

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Dental mercury is an issue that affects all of us – even those of us who have never had an amalgam filling put in our mouths. For dentistry is the single largest source of the mercury that pollutes our public water supplies. Now the EPA has finally proposed a new rule to do something about […]

Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57 Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11 Percent of Americans who don’t think their dentists give them enough information on alternatives to amalgam to make informed decisions: 66 Source: […]

2 Key Films on Dental Amalgam & Root Canals

Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

There are a couple of videos we consistently recommend to incoming clients who ask about mercury and root canals…     To learn even more about these issues, visit Dr. V’s Biodental Library.

Pressing for Action on Mercury, Pesticides

Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

News came late last week of a couple of lawsuits you’ll want to keep an eye on. First, the IAOMT and others have filed suit against the FDA for failing to protect the public’s health against mercury exposure from dental amalgam. Noting that the US government is the largest single user of dental amalgam, Dr. […]

Strange Place to Find a Defense of Dental Mercury

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Long-time readers of this blog may remember amalgam defender Dr. Rod Mackert from previous posts. He remains a paragon of consistency, continuing to insist that mercury fillings are entirely “safe.” But he did manage to plant his soapbox in a very unexpected place recently: the pages of Natural Health Magazine, where he was presented as […]

Yet Another Look at Those “Mercury Is Safe” JAMA Studies

Posted on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Via the IAOMT: Children At Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, BioMetals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the U.S. […]

Why the Dental Establishment Likes the Global Mercury Treaty

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Last month, the Minimata Convention on Mercury – intended to reduce mercury use and emissions around the world – was officially launched. The 140 nations involved now have a year to sign the treaty, which includes provisions for a “phase-down” of dental amalgam. Considering that both the American Dental Association (ADA) and British Dental Association […]

“Safe Enough” Poison?

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013

source Not that thinking something is “safe enough” actually makes it so. As the United Nations Environment Programme, among others, has shown, there is no such thing as a safe level of exposure to this most potent of neurotoxins. And growing awareness of that fact may shed light on a couple other interesting numbers from […]

Where Does the Mercury Go?

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Despite the talk of pro-mercury dentists, amalgam is far from an ideal filling material. Let this video count the ways (as well as wax rapturous over newfangled composite resin fillings – already decades old by the time the clip was uploaded to YouTube): Oh, yeah – mercury fillings are also toxic. Earlier this year, the […]

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