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The European Union Versus US Food and Drug Administration — One Protects Consumers; the Other Ignores Them

EU bans dental amalgam use in children

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  • So-called “silver” dental fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use needs to stop — for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons
  • Consumers for Dental Choice successfully facilitated a total ban on dental amalgam for children under 15 and pregnant and nursing women within the European Union, effective July 1, 2018
  • August 2017, the Minamata treaty to phase down dental mercury became legally binding. The U.S. is legally bound to begin enforcement, yet the FDA has not yet taken definitive action
  • To end amalgam use worldwide, demand mercury-free dental fillings from your dentist and full reimbursement from your insurance company. Sign the DEMAND Your Choice petition and donate to Consumers for Dental Choice today
  • This week, through August 19, 2018, I match every dollar donated to Consumers for Dental Choice, up to $125,000

By Dr. Mercola

For an entire week each year, I focus on the campaign to end dental amalgam. Those silver fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use in America and around the world needs to stop — for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons.


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