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Why is the FDA Ignoring Its Own Scientists' Warnings About Amalgam?

Why is the FDA Ignoring Its Own Scientists' Warnings About Amalgam?

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  • In 2006, 2009 and 2010, the FDA ignored its expert panelists’ recommendations that mercury fillings should not be used in children and pregnant women
  • In 2011, the FDA then reneged on its promise to re-examine the mercury amalgam issue and make an updated announcement by year’s end; no announcement was made, and there are no plans for an announcement in the future
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for the phasing-out of amalgam in its new mercury report, but the FDA is still failing to act -- even though 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
  • It’s time for Congress to step in and tell the FDA to listen to its scientists; you can help invoke lasting change by calling Congress today

By Dr. Mercola

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 50 committees and panels that it depends on to obtain independent expert advice on scientific, technical and policy matters.

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