Mercury Toxicity


FDA Classifies Dental Amalgam Fillings as Class II (Moderate Risk)

FDA Classifies Dental Amalgam Fillings as Class II (Moderate Risk)

Today (Tuesday, July 28th, 2009) the FDA “issued a final regulation classifying dental amalgam and its component parts – elemental mercury and a powder alloy—used in dental fillings. While elemental mercury has been associated with adverse health effects at high exposures, the levels released by dental amalgam fillings are not high enough to cause harm in patients. The regulation classifies dental amalgam into Class II...

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Just Say ‘NO’: States Stepping Up to Stop Mercury

Just Say ‘NO’: States Stepping Up to Stop Mercury

There’s a great article in the Associated Press this morning about the government’s attempts to find a site to deposit excess mercury. So far the list has been narrowed to seven states: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Missouri and South Carolina. Why were these chosen? Partly because 6 are already nuclear or federal defense sites, so the government probably expected less opposition than they may...

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Symptoms of Mercury in the Human Body

As a dentist who removes a high quantity of mercury amalgam fillings from patients every week, I am exposed to higher levels of mercury than most people. Despite the precautions we take in the office to protect ourselves (including high quality masks), I regularly have my mercury levels tested to see where I’m at. After my most recent test, I was talking with Dr. Bruce...

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Case Study: Health Problems Caused by Mercury Amalgam Dental Fillings?

A few days ago I received an email from a friend who had read our article on Orange Juice (Orange Juice — The Silent Tooth Killer?). The letter is a poignant reminder of how our diet affects our dental health. Mike had been drinking orange juice his entire life, and has considerable erosion because of the acid in the juice. More to the point, he...

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The Correlation Between Amalgam Fillings and Mercury in Brain Tissue

The Correlation Between Amalgam Fillings and Mercury in Brain Tissue

The dental amalgam “wars” have been going on for more than a century, with the primary battles between pro-mercury and anti-mercury parties centered on the danger of the mercury used in the amalgam fillings. Pro-mercury constituents (the ADA among them) argue that although mercury is a known neuro-toxin that adversely affects brain function, the mercury used in amalgam fillings is stabilized to the point that...

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