High Dose IV Vitamin C – Is It Safe?

Posted on Friday, August 13th, 2010

If you’ve read much about the health problems caused by mercury amalgam fillings, you may have run across “miracle” anecdotes – stories of patients whose health improved within hours of having the fillings removed. These are powerful stories, but mostly because they’re not the norm. Almost always, healing takes time. For the mercury from amalgam […]

House Hears of Dental Mercury Ending Up in Fish

Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010

So now there’s a renewed call for stricter regulation of how dentists deal with mercury waste – according to the Mercury Policy Project, the greatest source of mercury pollution in wastewater.   AGrinberg/Flickr   Of course, the surest way to deal with it is to just not generate it in the first place. Considering how […]

“If a Guardian Refuses Amalgam…We Will Not See the Patient”

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Via Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice     Pennsylvania Dental Association: Deny All Dental Treatment to Children with Disabilities Unless Parents Consent to Mercury Exposure   In an act of moral depravity, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and the Philadelphia County Dental Society (PCDS) have endorsed strong-arming parents of children with disabilities to […]

Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009

Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea (Reuters) There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients […]

Why You Need to Read Beyond the Headline

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009

Another week, another hmmm-inducing headline to add to our collection (see items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), this time courtesy of a media release posted on Medical News Today:     Amid the on-going controversy over the safety of mercury-containing dental fillings, a University of Saskatchewan research team has shed new light on […]

Vaccines: Beyond Thimerosol and Autism

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2009

Recently, news came out about a young woman who developed dystonia – a rare neurological condition – shortly after receiving a seasonal flu shot. While reports appear to treat this as something of an anomalous medical mystery, sadly, it’s not really all that surprising. For there is a robust medical literature documenting neurological and other […]

Mercury May Move Through the Teeth & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2009

Can Mercury from Dental Fillings Travel through Teeth? (European Commission, Environment DG) Dental amalgam fillings made with mercury have been used for many years, but there are concerns about the risk to human health. A recent study suggests that mercury can travel through the tooth and enter the tooth’s active bloodstream. This is another route […]

More Mercury in the Blood & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2009

Mercury Found in Blood of 1/3 of American Women (Environment News Service) The level of inorganic mercury in the blood of American women has been increasing since 1999 and it is now found in the blood of one in three women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women. […]

On the FDA’s “Pathetic Inability to Demonstrate Even C-Grade Regulatory Science”

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009

While the mainstream media and skeptic blogs continue to trumpet the “Amalgam Fillings Are Safe Because the FDA Says So” line in the wake of the FDA’s recent reclassification of the material, others continue to question the decision-making process. How is it possible to conclude that a material made of more than 50% mercury – […]

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