Tag: health



Carcinogenicity of Mercury and Mercury Compounds

Mercury and mercury compounds are widely used in modern society, but only sparse data are available on their carcinogenicity. Methylmercury chloride causes kidney tumors in male mice. Mercury chloride has shown some carcinogenic activity in male rats, but the evidence for female rats and male mice is equivocal. Other mercury compounds and metallic mercury have not been tested adequately in experimental animals. Epidemiologic data are...

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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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Why the HHS and EPA Decision on Fluoride is Bad

Why the HHS and EPA Decision on Fluoride is Bad

Today’s news from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding fluoride is making national news. In essence, they will be recommending a lower “safe” level of fluoride consumption. Great news, right? Not really. This decision is an In an obvious attempt to placate those who rightfully stand behind the research that denounces the benefits of...

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The Alternatives to Root Canals

The Alternatives to Root Canals

We talk a lot about the alternatives to root canals typically the only alternative mentioned is extraction of the tooth. But is that really the only alternative? Surely there must be other options, right? This was the question posed by Sean after listening to recent podcasts (Root Canals, Infections, Formaldehyde, Oh My!). The truth is, there are other alternatives depending on the situation. We’ll try...

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Root Canals, Formaldehyde, Infections — Oh My!

Episode 15 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. No one wants a root canal. But are there medical reasons to avoid the painful root canal therapy that so many people undergo? The bacteria left in the tooth after a root canal can infect the mouth, the jaw, the blood stream, and the entire body. The chemicals used to sterilize your...

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