The IAOMT is attending the fifth and final International Negotiating Committee (INC5) meeting by the United Nations Environmental Programme on mercury. IAOMT represents the consensus that amalgam is a risk to the environment, dental workers and the general public, and whose use should be discontinued.
The link between dental mercury fillings and Multiple Sclerosis is examined in a nationally televised Interview on the hit TV Show THE DOCTORS. Featured in the show are Acclaimed biochemist Boyd Haley and Nashville News reporter, Stacy Case, who started experiencing symptoms of MS shortly after having 4 amalgams unsafely taken out and 4 new amalgams put in.
Mercury has been linked to Alzheimer's disease by a number of different studies that have accumulated over the last two decades. Watch and listen to published scientists talk about how mercury can cause many of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. This article was taken from the IAOMT's Petition For Reconsideration, which prompted the FDA to re-evaluate their 2009 ruling that amalgam was safe for everyone.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology ( IAOMT ) is a network of dentists, physicians and medical researchers working together to obtain information concerning the latest interdisciplinary scientific research. We do not just study dentistry - our lecturers are drawn from the field of medicine, physiology, toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, risk and exposure assessment, materials science, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, cardiology, neurology, nutrition and other fields of science.
Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) was first commonly identified in the 19th century during the time in which mercury/silver fillings came into common use. There is toxicological evidence that mercury poisoning victims and multiple sclerosis victims share similar symptoms. While genetic variability and individual ability to excrete mercury probably plays a role, the causation of MS is probably multi-factorial. Very serious consideration should be given to mercury possibly playing a role in the etiology of MS.
The FDA was charged with evaluating and classifying medical devices in 1976. Amalgam manufacturers have been able to successfully shirk the burden of proving safety, which should rightfully be assigned to them. If the FDA assigns the burden to prove harm to U.S. consumer groups, the FDA condemns itself to perpetual study and inaction. This will result in an ineffective agency and an unprotected public, devastated by preventable degenerative disease.
In 2006, the Journal of the American Medical Association published two articles that have been widely regarded as proving that amalgam dental fillings are safe for children: These studies were flawed in a myriad of ways, both scientifically and ethically. In the attached articles, Sandy Duffy, JD, finds that the process of informed consent in both studies fell far below recognized ethical standards. Boyd Haley, PhD, finds major scientific flaws in the study designs and conclusions. An editorial by Herbert Needleman, MD, cautioning readers not to draw "unwarranted conclusions from these limited studies," was published in the JAMA along with the two articles. These studies were designed to prove that amalgams are safe. In other words, they were designed to fail.
When reporting on how much mercury is released from dental mercury amalgam fillings most journalists and government organizations cite The American Dental Association's spokesman Rodney Mackert's "estimates" without understanding any of the inherant flaws in his methodology. Mark Richardson PhD has charted out a compilation of exposure studies which shows the ADA's "estimates" are out of step with the vast majority of published data.
Dr. Chie Li Ee recently ran a press release in the Cape May County Herald pomoting the safety of mercury fillings. Of course any article promoting the safety of mercury fillings (a nerotoxin placed inside the mouth within inches of the brain) is going to have some serious misinformation and exclusions of epic proportions. Our rebuttal sets the story straight by providing scientific evidence and historical context.
August 18, 2011, the State Department held "Mercury NGO Stakeholder Meetings" in Washington, D.C. The meetings were held in preparation for the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a globally legally-binding instrument on mercury (INC3).
Mercury mimics many illnesses. This overview by James M. Love and Dr. Michael Ziff of the International Academy of Oral medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) provides references for the many varied adverse reactions and symptoms people can experience when exposed to mercury vapor and mercury contaminated particulate matter (as from dental mercury fillings).
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology hired John Rowe of Capitol Strategy Consultants, Inc. to give a rundown of the proceedings from the hearing, "Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions" which was conducted on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. 20515
When FDA's Center for Devices showed up in Orlando for the public Town Hall Meeting on May 5th, an impressive group of professionals and consumers confronted Director, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, the apologist for the abysmal Amalgam Rule. Floridians turned out en masse outraged over FDA's failure to protect even children from dental mercury.
Mercuryexposure.info was created and is maintained by consumers injured from exposure to mercury vapor and particles released by their dental amalgam fillings during placement, polishing, removal and day to day use. We are dedicated to providing accurate, up to date information on the many facets of dental mercury amalgam fillings.