For years I've read news stories about dental mercury amalgam fillings that failed to ask vital follow up questions for one to form a better understanding of the true risks involved with exposure to mercury fillings. Rarely was a toxicologist, neurologist or bio-chemist interviewed. Instead, the stories would always give dentists such prominence when promoting the safety of a substance of which they knew nothing about, all while never acknowleding the much lower levels of mercury at which our government has removed other products from the market. So now I'm doing what I can to help raise awareness of the many dangerous aspects of dental mercury fillings.
Website URL: http://www.mercuryexposure.info
Graeme Munro-Hall, BDS, and Lillian Munro-Hall, BDS, wrote “Toxic Dentistry Exposed: The Link between Dentistry and Chronic Disease". Graeme and Lillian explain the need for holistic dentistry, the link of oral health and systemic health problems, and provide excellent case studies.
Mercury - A Priority For Action, a publication from The United Nations Environmental Program is intended to raise awareness amongst stakeholders of the effects of mercury on human health and the environment and on strategies to manage and control mercury. It is designed for the use of government officials and community leaders to provide information and raise awareness about mercury and the associated environment and health risks.
The Food and Drug Administration FDA has aggressively removed dietary supplement Oxidative Stress Relief (OSR) from the market. Among other things, OSR helped to raise Glutathione levels, which is the body's natural detoxification system.
Chris Shade PhD of Quicksilver Scientific shares his story of mercury toxicity, amalgam removal and subsequent health improvements.
Dan Laks, lead author of the study "Assessment of chronic mercury exposure within the U.S. population, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999--2006)" Relates stories of political influence on mercury research and troubles with obtaining funding for mercury studies as they relate to dental amalgam.
What's the most important molecule you've never heard of? In this week's UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman gives you the lowdown on the "mother of all antioxidants" and tells you how you can boost it in your body -- naturally. To find out more, watch this video from Dr. Mark Hyman.
In this educational video one will learn about the many ways in which amalgam fillings can and do fail. In addition, Dr. Harold Loe, the Director of the National Institute of Dental Research ( NIDR), explains why amalgam is not an ideal dental filling.
Five time cancer survivor Kelly G. (Pandora’s Mouth) has made two great, short and easy to grasp movies about the mercury issue / heavy metal toxicity from dental amalgam.
Please watch them and feel free to circulate them within your respective network(s).
British dentist Dr Hesham El-Essawy has recorded dozens of patients personal testimonials of incredible health improvements after safely removing their dental mercury amalgam fillings.
Bob Reeves, attorney for The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, outlines how the FDA limited consumer voices at the December 2010 hearing on the safety of dental amalgam.
The relevance of mercury droplet formation on amalgam surfaces strongly refutes arguments asserting the stability of amalgams, or the negligible amount of diffusion of mercury.
Conductor Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic was mercury poisoned by his dental amalgam, "silver fillings". He was diagnosed with Ménière's disease, a disorder of the inner ear characterized by episodes of vertigo, tinnitus & progressive hearing loss. Mr Zander had a full recovery after getting his amalgam fillings safely removed.
As a dental assistant I handled mercury every day for years until 2004 when I was diagnosed with heavy metal mercury poisoning. I am disabled and can no longer work due to the neurological damage from occupational exposure to mercury.
According to this Public Service Announcement (PSA) created jointly by The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), mercury "is really poisonous" and "can make you sick". But yet their message fails to acknowledge the largest source of mercury exposure in 60 - 200 million Americans, that of dental amalgam.
The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) downplays the risks involved of exposure to mercury vapor from dental amalgam, directly contradicting the AAP's offical policy position on mercury - "Mercury in all of its forms is toxic to the fetus and children"..."Inorganic and elemental mercury should not be present in the home or other environments of children". Read on to learn how the president of the AAP fails to offer an accurate assessment of the risks of exposure to mercury vapor from dental amalgam.
It is always unfortunate to read articles from doctors who do not have a sense of concern or urgency in regards to one reducing exposure to toxic mercury vapor and particles. Framing an issue by downplaying the significant elevated risks involved with exposure to mercury vapor is irresponsible and misguided. In addition there are several areas where Dr. Gaff gets his "facts" completely wrong. It seems as though Dr. Gaff did not seek out multiple sources for his information or misrepresented the actual events.
It is disheartening to read articles written by misinformed dentists promoting the safety of dental amalgam while ignoring a vast array of published science and the serious risk to patients health from exposure to mercury vapor and particles. Dentists judiciously quote their trade organization, the American Dental Association, for proof of safety, yet never offer specifics about the proof of safety; Unfortunately the article below by Rashmi Bhatnagar DMD exemplifies the worst of this kind of writing.
Boyd Haley PhD shares how the National Institute of Health (NIH) stopped his funding after his studies showed mercury could produce three of the widely accepted pathological diagnostic hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). These AD hallmarks are elevated amyloid protein, hyper-phosphorylation of Tau, and formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs).
In 2008 a group of widely published mercury researchers took two dozen new studies indicating harm from mercury vapor emitted from dental amalgam fillings to FDA's associate commissioner of science, Norris Alderson. While Alderson told them he agreed with them, he stated he couldn't do anything about it unless they (the researchers) got the American Dental Association to agree with them.
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.