The EPA is warning against skin-lightening creams that may contain dangerous levels of mercury. The Chicago Tribune sent 50 creams to a certified lab for testing. Six of the creams were found to contain amounts of mercury banned by federal law. Five had more than 6,000 parts per million of mercury: Amalgam fillings contain 500,000 parts per million of mercury.
Mercury, a known toxin, is banned in skin-bleaching or lightening creams. Mercury is sometimes illegally added to creams because the metal blocks production of melanin, which gives skin its pigmentation. Mercury is rapidly absorbed through the skin and can cause severe health effects, including neurological and kidney damage.
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Each day volunteers sort President Obama's mail into categories before a senior aide picks the 10 destined to provide Obama with his daily glimpse beyond what he calls "the presidential bubble. "Obama opened the purple folder on Jan. 8 and pulled out a three-page letter written on lined notebook paper. He prefers handwritten letters to e-mails, believing them to be more thoughtful, with better stories. Obama started to read. "Dear Mr. President," the letter began.
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Dave Simone of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology shares his experieinces at the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on Mercury (INC2) which was held in Chiba, Japan from 24 to 28 January, 2011.
The Health Freedom Expo was created to educate and empower the public. Kelly Gallagher and Anita Vazquez Tibau from "Californians for Green Dentistry" will speak about their grassroots movement in California. Charlie Brown from "Consumers for Dental Choice" will speak on “The Battle to Ban Mercury Fillings: A Case Study for Grassroots Action.”
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology is holding its annual spring meeting in St Louis Missouri from March 17th throgh the 19th. IAOMT meetings are packed with the latest information from dental and medical research, ranging from basic science to practical techniques. Earn medical CE & AGD credits for dentists. A few of the speakers include Boyd Haley, Mark Richardson, David Kennedy and Anne Summers.
This video provides an overview of The Government Accountability Office (GAO) goals and operations, including the agency's responsibilities, core values, organizational structure, engagement process, and accomplishments. When GAO has investigated the government agencies which regulate various aspects of dental amalgam they have found mismanagement, fraud, and a suppression of science.
In this video Boyd Haley PhD tells a story about toys made from amalgam being banned by Canada, but not dental amalgam fillings.
Consumers injured by mercury vapor exposure from their dental mercury amalgam fillings picket infront of the 2010 FDA hearings on the safety of dental amalgam.
The latest systematic review results suggest high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (GIC) as a safe and economical long-term tooth restorative.
Detail out the various scandals surrounding the FDA's 2006 Dental products panel scandal
Margaret Hamburg, FDA commissioner and her conflicts of interest regarding the 2009 amalgam rule and her stock scandal
Detail the occupational levels of mercury vapor
My name is Dr. Janet Stopka D.D.S. I am a practicing dentist from Chicago. I have not used mercury as a restorative material in 14 years and my patients are given informed consent. No one has ever asked me to place mercury in their mouth and they understand immediately its toxic. But many of them don’t know they have it in their mouth!
Dr. Graeme Munro-Hall BDS discusses his mercury related heart problems and his work towards banning dental mercury amalgam by participating in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Today I want to speak to the panel and urge them to help the FDA do their job. I testified at the FDA hearing in 2006, I watched the FDA panel vote 13-7, based on the fact that they could not prove amalgam was safe. I don't know what happened after that. It seems like they didn't do anything except make claims of safety without proof.
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