The FDA has the Audacity to Claim Mercury is Completely Harmless
August 25, 2009
FDA Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein has given his seal of approval to major mercury exposure for millions of America’s children and unborn children -- and to covering up both the neurological risks and the flawed rulemaking process.
Despite admitting that amalgam causes mercury exposure -- and despite knowing that mercury causes neurological harm to developing brains -- Sharfstein rejects putting on contraindications for amalgam, rejects putting on warnings on amalgam and even rejects a requirement that dentists tell patients that amalgam is mainly mercury.
Sharfstein even withdraws the FDA’s website warning that dental mercury can cause permanent neurological harm to children and unborn children. Sharfstein’s rule actually says the FDA wants to stop a decline in amalgam sales. At Joshua Sharfstein’s FDA, commerce trumps safety.
The FDA doesn’t even defend its rule on the science. The FDA admits it does not know if mercury fillings are safe for children 6 and under, for pregnant women, or for nursing mothers whose mercury goes through breast milk.
No, it’s not science -- it’s about commerce. The FDA wants Americans to keep buying amalgam.
The children of America have lost. Another generation will be mercury toxic.