Scientific Panel Calls FDA Miserable Failure in Protecting Children from Mercury
December 28, 2010
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has recommended that the agency take a new look at updated data on mercury amalgam dental fillings that may indicate medical problems for patients.
The committee also said that more information on amalgam fillings should be posted for both for patients and dentists.
According to CNN:
"Public pressure prompted the panel's review, initiated less than 18 months after the agency's decision. Committee members listened to testimony by consumer and dental groups claiming the FDA used flawed science when it set the current guidelines for mercury safety levels."