Mercury Toxicity

Distribution of Mercury 203 in Pregnant Rats and Their Fetuses

? To investigate the effect of amino acids and the tripeptide glutathione (GSH) on tissue uptake of methylmercury (MeHg) in the developing rat fetus in utero, pregnant rats were continuously infused into the external jugular vein with 0.1 mM L-cysteine, 0.1 mM L-leucine, 0.1 mM GSH or saline commencing on day 17 of gestation. This was followed at 24, 48, and 72 hours by external...

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Biliary Secretion of Glutathione and of Glutathione-Metal Complexes

As bile is the main route of elimination of many metals, a large number of studies have been directed toward the characterization of the hepatobiliary transport of both endogenous and exogenous metals. Although some progress has been made, we still know little of the basic mechanisms involved in the hepatocellular uptake of metals, in their intracellular translocation and metabolism, or in their transport into bile....

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California Keeps Warning Label on Amalgam

In November of 2010, the California Dental Board announced it would be reviewing the Watson Law fact sheet (a sheet of paper dentist are required to make available to patients that states warnings on various dental materials, including mercury amalgam fillings). The subcommittee reviewing the sheet consisted of two pro-mercury dentists. At that time, there was a real threat of the warning about amalgam being...

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The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry Makes Progress at the Mercury Treaty Negotiations

Below is a recent email from World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Charlie Brown and World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry are making great strides and going to extreme lengths to help bring greater awareness to to mercury amalgam problem and the bring an end to it’s use in dentistry. Please read the following article for information on their latest progress. Round two of the mercury treaty...

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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...

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