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Never Do Mercury Fillings with Your Teeth — No Matter How 'Safe' They Say It Is

Never Do Mercury Fillings with Your Teeth — No Matter How 'Safe' They Say It Is

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  • The U.S. FDA has long been the world's number one protector of mercury fillings (amalgams), despite the evidence showing the health hazards of mercury
  • Prompted by enormous public pressure and the World Health Organization calling for the phasing-out of amalgam in a new mercury report, the FDA promised to make an announcement about the safety of dental amalgam before the end of 2011. However, six minutes before the end of the last work day of 2011, an FDA spokesperson said that no announcement would be made, and a designated press person stated that no target deadline for such an announcement exists
  • The agency also failed to act after an FDA panel of experts issued the recommendation, in December 2010, that the FDA promptly make sure all consumers know amalgam is mainly mercury, and to stop using amalgam in children and pregnant women
  • Dental amalgam is far from an essential dental product; it’s interchangeable with many other filling materials that do not have the toxic profile amalgam has. Modern materials like resin composites and glass ionomers have rendered amalgam completely unnecessary for any clinical situation, and entire nations have already stopped using amalgam altogether

By Dr. Mercola

After enormous public pressure from scientists, dentists, health professionals, and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promised to make an announcement about dental amalgam by the end of 2011.


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