Charlie Brown speaks out against dental mercury in California

Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice recently conducted an on-air debate with an ADA spokesperson who supports dental amalgam. Below is the message from Anita Vazquez Tibau, Project Director at Californians for Green Dentistry.

Charlie Brown speaks out against dental mercury in California

Dear Californians,

Our Californians for Green Dentistry project is drawing increased press attention.  On February 1, Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC) conducted a debate between Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice and an ADA spokesman who supports dental mercury.  You can listen to the debate, moderated by Larry Mantle of Air Talk, by clicking here now.*

As you’ll hear, pro-mercury dentists still refuse to acknowledge that amalgam is a major source of mercury pollution in our water, air, and soil.  (Once it’s in the environment, it converts to the even more toxic methylmercury that contaminates the fish we eat — and taxpayers are footing the bill for the environmental clean-up.)  And the pro-mercury dentists still insist on implanting amalgam into children and pregnant women even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that (1) there is no scientific evidence that amalgam is safe for these vulnerable populations and (2) the mercury released by amalgams endangers the developing neurological systems of children and fetuses.**

We encourage you to join the debate online by clicking here to post a comment on the radio program.* Let’s let the pro-mercury dentists know that we’re on to them.

Best wishes,

Anita

Anita Vazquez Tibau, Project Director
Californians for Green Dentistry
3 February 2011

* Also available at http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2011/02/01/mercury-fillings

** Also available at http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DentalProducts/DentalAmalgam/ucm171120.htm

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