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, […]
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A recent study in BioMetals offers a scientific indictment on mercury emissions from modern dental amalgam fillings – proving once again that science is on our side. The study points out what we know, all types of dental amalgams contain mercury, which partly is emitted as mercury vapor. All types of dental amalgams corrode after […]
In late 2011, reports the Florida Times-Union, the FDA was finally to issue a warning against the use of dental mercury amalgam in young children, pregnant and nursing women, and other populations. They would also urge the use of alternative filling materials whenever possible. And then, silence. Today, the FDA continues to insist that dental […]
Even if you’ve never had a “silver” mercury amalgam filling in your mouth, you’re still affected by them day in and day out. Improper or careless disposal of amalgam waste ultimately pollutes our water, our air, our food – in short, all the stuff of our existence. In fact, it accounts for about half of […]
Although current concerns about dental amalgam and mercury-related illness emerged just a few decades ago, it’s not like no one was aware of the problem before then. In fact, the nation’s first dental association – the American Society of Dental Surgeons – made a point of opposing the use of mercury. What we now know […]
As the saga continues regarding the safety of mercury being used in dentistry, significant information is being presented not only to the FDA in the U.S. but also to the nations of the world. On Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2010, Healthy Daily News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers urged the agency to […]
“The whole idea behind healthcare is to seek the best possible method of treatment at all times. Change is natural and necessary. What has been done in the past is not always the best for the future. And hanging on to old ideas simply because of their age is unwise and unnatural.” Mercury Free by […]
After graduating from dental school in 1983, I felt I had received an excellent education. I thought I had the proper dental skills necessary to help my patients restore, repair and maintain their teeth and periodontal (the tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth) health for years to come. I also believed my job […]
If you were building a new house, would you be concerned about the materials being used to construct your home? Years ago, asbestos was used in insulation products, fireproofing, acoustical materials and floor tiles. We now know that asbestos causes lung cancer and mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity). […]
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