Next Steps Toward Mercury-Free Dentistry

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013

The global mercury treaty we told you about a while back? The good news came this week: It’s been adopted by 140 nations. The new accord, signed on Saturday in Geneva, aims to cut mercury pollution from mining, utility plants and a host of products and industrial processes, by setting enforceable limits and encouraging shifts […]


Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, […]


Mercury Awareness…and Then Beyond Awareness

Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012

We’re glad to see Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice teaming up once again for Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Until amalgam is finally abandoned as archaic and unsafe, this kind of educational outreach and call-to-action is vitally important. We encourage you to visit Mercola.com regularly this week for info and comment on efforts to make […]


Strange Faith (or Mercury vs. BPA?, Part 2)

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Two years ago, Pediatrics published a study on “Bisphenol A and Related Compounds in Dental Materials,” which confirmed that some sealants and composite (white) fillings release BPA. Here’s what one pediatric dentist and dental professor had to say about it at the time: People shouldn’t be scared by this….The amount of exposure is extremely low. […]


Ethics & Mercury Research

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012

Half a dozen years ago, JAMA published a pair of studies widely and consistently touted as “proving” the safety of mercury amalgam fillings – this, despite flaws we (and others) have discussed before and despite the ethical problem inherent in the research design. As Dr. Verigin wrote shortly after it was published, It is my […]


Stat!: “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are No Bargain

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012

One reason often given to justify the continued use of mercury in dental fillings is that it’s cheaper to place than composite – which is true if you just look at the price tag and ignore external costs. Externality: A cost or benefit not transmitted through prices that is incurred by a party who did […]


The Evolution of FDA’s Mercury Amalgam Classification

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Ever wonder how mercury amalgam came to be classified as as it is by the FDA? Former FDA Advisor Mike Flemming, DDS (dental products panel 2006 & 2010) explains: More on mercury policy and politics: “An Uncertain Risk and an Uncertain Future: Assessing the Legal Implications of Mercury Amalgam Fillings.”


70 Million Amalgam Fillings, 34 Tons of Mercury a Year

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011

Now available on DVD and online streaming, Mercury Undercover “unveils the dirty truth about the dangers of mercury and how those people in power would love to ‘protect’ you from the real truth.”     More trailers and scenes are availble on Powerlunch Productions’ YouTube channel. To learn more about the film, or to buy […]



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