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Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Celebrates Enormous Successes

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  • Dental amalgam is composed of about 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxin. Evidence shows mercury is easily released in the form of vapor each time you eat, drink, brush your teeth or otherwise stimulate your teeth
  • In January in Geneva, at its 5th and final negotiation session, delegates from over 140 nations agreed to a treaty that will address mercury. Amalgam is part of that treaty – every nation must take concrete steps to phase down its use
  • The treaty has a road map for how to phase down amalgam: Switch dental school curriculum to composites as the primary material; re-train dentists, change insurance to prefer alternatives; develop a national plan to reduce amalgam use
  • If you donate to Consumers for Dental Choice this week (by September 21), the Natural Health Research Foundation (which I founded) will match, dollar-for-dollar, what you give

By Dr. Mercola

Today we begin the third Mercury-free Dentistry Week. We set aside an entire week for three reasons.


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