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 […]


The Only Thing that Matters Is Getting the Mercury Out, Right? (Not Quite)

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN We humans are natural pattern-seekers and storytellers. When something happens to us – especially if it’s unexpected or undesired – we instinctively use these traits to help us find the cause and meaning of our experience. As we discover patterns, we build an explanation – a “story” – that […]


Mercury Vapor : Constant Poison

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

To draw attention to the problem of dental mercury, Consumers for Dental Choice and Dr. Mercola have teamed up to establish Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Posting articles on mercury amalgam each day this week (Sept. 4 – 9), Dr. Mercola has also made available a full preview of the IAOMT‘s remarkable video “Smoking Teeth = Poison […]


Help California Become Mercury-Free

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011

  And one way in which you can push for action at the local level is to take a moment and sign the petition to Ban Dental Mercury in California – then share it with your family and friends. The petition is sponsored by Californians for Green Dentistry, a grassroots effort affiliated with Consumers for […]


US Dentists Still Place More Mercury Fillings Than You Might Think

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

With all the headway that’s been made in ending the use of mercury in dentistry (e.g., here, here & here) it’s sometimes easy to think that we’re seeing the last days of toxic dentistry. Then we run across headlines like this: US Dentists’ Amalgam Use Surprises Researchers The findings reported in this Medscape Medical News […]



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