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Heavy Metals May Harm Your Heart

Of all the heavy metals, mercury is one of the worst for your health – and the most commonly encountered one in dentistry, thanks to its use in so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. Oh, there’s a little bit of silver in them, along with some tin, copper, and zinc. Their most abundant component, however, is mercury. […]

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Tap Water, Lead, and Fluoride: A Terrible Combination

Is your tap water safe to drink? Does it contain lead or other heavy metals or toxins? Situations like the one in Flint, Michigan have people increasingly concerned. A new tap water study shows that kids who drink tap water have higher lead levels but less tooth decay. The authors contend that this is because […]

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