While there’s still plenty of denial in mainstream dentistry about the health risks of mercury amalgam “silver” fillings, environmental concerns like the ones we raised last week are hastening the retirement of this toxic and antique material. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a key part of this. This global agreement to reduce mercury pollution […]
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You might think that if you don’t have any mercury amalgam “silver” fillings in your mouth, the dental mercury issue doesn’t really affect you. But if you breathe air, drink water, or eat food, you are indeed affected. That’s because dentistry is one of the biggest sources of mercury pollution in our environment. Some mercury, […]
This past Friday, a requirement went into effect after years of research and concerns about mercury pollution from dental offices. All offices that regularly handle mercury amalgam now must have amalgam separators installed to keep this neurotoxin out of waste water. EPA expects compliance with this final rule will annually reduce the discharge of mercury […]
If you have “silver” mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth, they give off mercury vapor every time you chew, drink, grind, and brush your teeth. That vapor is the most toxic component of the elemental mercury used in dental fillings. And it outgases for the lifetime of your fillings. Have more than one mercury filling? […]
If you’ve made it a personal mission to remove toxic mercury amalgam from your mouth, you may be aware of a grassroots organization known as Consumers for Dental Choice. Their mission? To end the use of mercury in dentistry, full stop. To accomplish this, they have been tirelessly educating consumers about mercury since 1996 – […]
Given what we spend on medical care, it would make sense to focus first on prevention. You don’t have to pay to fix problems that don’t arise. Prevention starts with healthy habits: nutritious food, exercise, sleep, managing stress, limiting exposure to toxins… So why do still relatively few think twice about getting their teeth repaired […]
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