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Victories and Setbacks in the Fight to End Use of Mercury Fillings in Dentistry

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  • Mercury is a potent heavy metal toxin that can poison your brain, central nervous system and kidneys. Children and fetuses, whose brains are still developing, are most at risk
  • The average American has eight mercury fillings, falsely referred to as “silver” fillings. This misleading label has been purposely used to keep you in the dark about the actual composition of the fillings
  • DENTSPLY is a major manufacturer and aggressive marketer of mercury fillings. The company is also one of the world’s major mercury polluters. A petition has been created urging the company to cease making amalgam
  • Dental amalgam is included in the UN’s global mercury treaty, so every country that signs this treaty will be required to start phasing down the use of dental amalgam
  • Philadelphia enacted a law requiring a fact sheet to go to every dental patient, disclosing the risks of mercury amalgam. But in a blatant refusal to enforce the law, the Philadelphia Department of Health quietly removed the mandated fact sheet off its website

By Dr. Mercola

Mercury is a potent heavy metal toxin that can poison your brain, central nervous system and kidneys. Children and fetuses, whose brains are still developing, are most at risk, but anyone can be adversely impacted.


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