To Bleach His Own: Retail Tooth Whitening

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

You’re going to the mall. You need some new shoes, say, or a gift for a friend’s birthday, or maybe…get some cosmetic dentistry done?   Strolling through the Riverchase Galleria you may be tempted by a  number of impulse purchases. Here’s one right here; a cosmetic teeth whitening kiosk to brighten your smile in just […]


4 Days Left to Submit Comments on Mercury to the FDA

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

In May, the FDA reopened public comments on its Class II “with special controls” classification of precapsulated mercury amalgam. This means that “general controls alone are insufficient to assure safety and effectiveness, and existing methods are available to provide such assurances. In addition to complying with general controls, Class II devices are also subject to […]


Follow-up: Report on Recent Mercury Hearing Now Available from the IAOMT

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

From IAOMT News: On July 8, 2008, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled,”Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions.” Representatives of the IAOMT and the Mercury Policy Project testified, along with scientists, wastewater experts, and a lawyer for the ADA. The […]


Mercury Poisoning from Fillings Discussed in Congressional Committee

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Associated Press reported yesterday on the latest congressional hearing on mercury issues: The dental industry, asked to testify Tuesday about pollution from mercury in tooth fillings, found itself under attack from lawmakers who blame mercury for everything from autism in children to skin discoloration. The hearing was about whether dentists should be required to […]


Quick Links: Oral Piercing Problems, Organic Food Quality, Compact Fluorescent Bulb Safety & More Pharma Phollies

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Warning for Teens: Teeth and Jewelry Don’t Mix (Science Daily) Is Organic Food Really Healthier? (Earth Land Journal, via Alternet) Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Dangerous? (Scientific American) Key Opinion Leaders: Independent Experts of Drug Representatives in Disguise? (BMJ) 6/24 Addendum – Re: the SciAm article on fluorescent lightbulbs, Dr. Verigin adds, If mercury is that […]


The FDA’s 180: Be Concerned about Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

From the San Jose Mercury News: Two years ago, Dr. David Biles videotaped a string of patients in his Santa Cruz dental office talking about what happened after he removed their mercury amalgam fillings. All of them reported they felt healthier; they said symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure and bleeding gums went away. […]


Recommended Reading: On Fluoride, Mercury, Obesity & Cancer, Cholesterol Cons and Yoga over HRT

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

1945 Human Experiment Predicts Current Fluoride Ill Effects A fascinating overview of a mid-20th century study showing increases in “bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation in children purposefully dosed with sodium fluoride-laced drinking water” and the legacy of the ongoing fluoridation experiment that makes great numbers of the American population into human guinea pigs. […]



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