On July 28, 2009, FDA announced that it was classifying dental amalgam for the first time in Class II without requiring any significant special controls. FDA’s Final Rule on this issue was published on August 4, 2009. FDA also published an Addendum in support of its Final Rule, in which it explained its attempts to address the recommendations of the Joint Panels that convened in September 2006 and rejected the conclusions in the FDA White Paper on amalgam fillings.
For over 33 years the FDA dodged properly classifying dental mercury amalgam as it was grandfathered in without proof of safety. In 2007 the FDA lost a lawsuit which forced them to classify dental amalgam. The final rule of the FDA classification was a huge disappointment as it declared mercury amalgam to be safe for anyone and everyone, without regard to age, reproductive status, or any of the known factors that make a person unusually susceptible to the effects of mercury exposure.
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.