The American Dental Association sent a critique of Mark Richrdson's dental amalgam risk assessment to the FDA and described it as "seriously flawed". Yet there are so many inaccuracies and falsehoods one must wonder if the ADA even bothered to read the risk assessment as their critique is so offbase as to render their opinion uninformed and obsolete. In light of their intent to misinform the FDA, Dr. Mark Richardson responds to the ADA critique with this rebuttal.
Jim Love of the IAOMT discusses the dental industries influence on Health Canada's dental amalgam risk assessment authored by Mark Richardson.
The Health Canada report entitled "Assessment of Mercury Exposure and Risks from Dental Amalgam" was prepared for the Medical Devices Bureau by Dr. Mark Richardson and released in November, 1995. It was the first comprehensive risk assessment in Canada of mercury exposure from dental amalgam.
Mark Richardson, PhD, of SNC Lavallin, provided the scientific panel and FDA regulators with a formal risk assessment using the latest information from the scientific literature. Part 2 is titled CUMULATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT AND JOINT TOXICITY: MERCURY VAPOR, METHYL MERCURY AND LEAD.
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.
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