IAOMT Response to FDA Mercury Ruling

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Via Evidence Based Dentistry, blog of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology: On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, the FDA completed its classification of the traditional dental amalgam filling material by making it a Class II device, with minimal controls. Dr. Susan Runner, the acting director of the dental devices division, stated flatly that […]

FDA Rules on Mercury Amalgam

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Via Medical News Today: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation today, Wednesday, saying that at the levels dentists use for tooth cavity filling, elemental mercury in dental amalgam does not harm patients, although adverse health effects are known to occur at higher exposures. Dental amalgam is made by combining mercury […]

How Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are Done

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

In talking about the problem of mercury amalgam fillings, we usually focus on what happens after the restoration is done. But it’s important to recognize that exposure begins as soon as the dentist sets to work on placing, packing and shaping the metal. The videos below give a model demonstration of how amalgam fillings are […]

The Last Days of Mercury Fillings?

Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2009

“Are Amalgam’s Days Numbered?” asks a recent opinion piece…er, article on DrBicuspid.com: While the Bush administration long opposed any legally binding measures on mercury, the Obama administration is taking a very different tack. A global crackdown on its use – particularly in industrial applications – was unanimously agreed upon at the United Nations Environment Programme’s […]

Tooth Bleaching and Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2009

“Silver” amalgam fillings consistently release mercury vapor, and the amount released varies depending on what sorts of stresses the teeth are under. For instance, more is released when the fillings are under the pressure of chewing, tooth grinding or even regular tooth brushing. But what about when exposed to hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used […]

Amalgam Love in Dental Research

Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2009

Here we go again: Dental amalgam has been proven safe and effective for years, yet unfounded controversy still surrounds it, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Dentists have used amalgam, an alloy of mercury with at least one other metal, in fillings for over 200 years. Amalgam fillings don’t contain enough mercury to cause […]

Mercury, Mercury Everywhere

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2009

In his article “Mercury in the Mouth: Are the Health Threats for Real?”, Dr. Verigin describes some of the ways mercury was present in his life from boyhood on: When I was a boy, every time I had a cavity, I would get what the dentist called a “silver filling.” And each time, my mother […]

New WCCC Podcast from Mercury Expert Boyd Haley

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2009

Via Dana Herbert’s blog… Mercury toxicity expert Dr. Boyd Haley recently made another appearance on WCCC’s Sebastian in the Morning show to talk about “autism and vaccines, Jeremy Piven and mercury toxicity from fish, and mercury in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).” And typically excellent talk it was from the biochemist whose ALT Biosciences lab is […]

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