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European Commission Report Recommends Phasing Out Dental Amalgam

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  • Amalgam is an archaic, dangerous dental practice left over from the US Civil War Era and is driven entirely by profits, without regard for human health
  • A European Commission report now recommends phasing out dental amalgam to reduce mercury pollution, which threatens the health of the environment, wildlife, and humans
  • According to calculations based on the critical load concept, more than 70 percent of the European ecosystem is estimated to be at risk today due to mercury emissions—a significant portion of which comes from dental use of mercury amalgam
  • A previous report by the World Health Organization (WHO) also urges "a switch in use of dental materials" away from amalgam, due to it being a significant source of environmental mercury pollution, in addition to raising general health concerns and being unnecessary as viable dental restoration alternatives already exist

By Dr. Mercola

A European Commission report by the BIO Intelligence Service (BIOS) recommending the phase-out of dental amalgam and mercury in button cell batteries has many wondering if the whole of Europe will eliminate the use of dental mercury by 2018.

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