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Tell FDA to Ban Amalgam for Pregnant Women, Children and Nursing Mothers

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  • Dental amalgam — deceptively marketed as “silver” fillings, denoting their color rather than their composition — are 50 percent mercury, a well-recognized neurotoxin
  • The FDA continues to support and promote the use of amalgam even though it admits amalgam poses a risk for the unborn and young children, and concedes there’s no proof amalgam is safe for these populations
  • Two recent developments may eventually force the FDA to take action. To speed up change, sign the petition calling for the FDA to ban amalgams for pregnant women, children under 15 and nursing mothers

By Dr. Mercola

Dental amalgam — deceptively marketed as "silver" fillings, denoting their color rather than their composition — are 50 percent mercury and therefore really should not be placed in the mouth. Mercury is a potent and well-recognized neurotoxin, and there's no magic formula or process that renders it safe once it's in your teeth. As noted by Charlie Brown, former attorney general for West Virginia and president of Consumers for Dental Choice:


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