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Negative Impacts of Dental Mercury Surpass Those of Alternatives

Negative Impacts of Dental Mercury Surpass Those of Alternatives

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  • A new report from the Health Care Research Collaborative has ruled that the impacts of mercury in dental fillings on human health and the environment far outweigh those posed by safer alternative materials
  • This echoes findings from the World Health Organization (WHO), which, in its final report on dental amalgam, also took a stance against the use of mercury in dentistry, urging "a switch in use of dental materials" away from amalgam”
  • Mercury vapor from the amalgams passes readily through cell membranes, across the blood-brain barrier, and into your central nervous system, where it causes immunological, neurological, and even psychological problems; it also poses a significant environmental burden
  • Safer alternatives, such as resin composite or atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) are now widely available
  • If you’re thinking of having your mercury fillings removed, get healthy first, as you want your detoxification mechanisms optimized prior to removal, then seek out a qualified biological dentist

By Dr. Mercola

Far from being an essential dental product with no viable alternatives, amalgam (mercury) fillings are substitutable with other filling materials.

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