The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology is a network of dental, medical and research professionals who seek to raise the standards of scientific biocompatibility in the dental practice with information from the latest interdisciplinary research.
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This is a complete copy of the IAOMT's addendum to their Petition for Reconsideration submitted by Jim Love, et al in March of 2013. The addendum to the petition added new proof of the damaging effect of mercury in amalgams and asked that mercury in dental materials either be banned or reclassified as an FDA Class III device thus restricting its use and increasing regulations when using this product.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has released an info-graphic, Dental Mercury’s Toxic Journey Back to the Environment, that outlines the many ways in which 340 tons of dental mercury is released into the global environment yearly.
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.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has released an info-graphic, Occupational Exposure to Dental Mercury, that outlines the many ways in which occupational exposure to dental mercury occurs.
G. Mark Richardson examines the various exposures to mercury from amalgam versus that of the recommended amount of tuna fish (EPA) and compares them to reference exposure levels to find out which presents more of a risk to human health.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a scientific dental organization, participated in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC5) meeting, where nations formalized a legally-binding treaty to reduce global use of dental amalgam, a restorative tooth filling material containing 50% mercury.
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.
Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions, has co-filed a “Crime against Humanity” complaint with the International Criminal Court at the Hague against those involved in an $11 million mercury experiment conducted on approximately 1,000 children. The study, known as the “Children’s Amalgam Trial” (CAT), was funded by the U.S. government’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
When covering the 2010 FDA dental products panel hearing on the safety of dental amalgam fillings, the press widely promoted the "red herring" comment from FDA panelist, Susan Griffin (of the EPA). The comment was directed at the assertion that the Fawer study should not be relied on for the basis of a risk assessment because many of the workers in the study were also exposed to chlorine, which inhibits uptake of mercury (up to 40%).
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a scientific organization made up of dental, medical and research professionals submitted a petition for reconsideration to the FDA in 2009. This petition pointed out the inaccuracies, inconsistencies and flawed science the FDA relied upon, and urged them to reconsidertheir ruling. The FDA convened a new dental products panel meeting in December 2010, to re-evaluate the issues brought up in the petition for reconsideration.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology presents the backstory and lead up to the 2010 FDA hearing on amalgam safety.
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.
Boyd Haley P.h.D. discusses the findings of his published studies (and others), which showed that mercury and only mercury can cause the major biochemical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease and how the NIH stopped his funding after he published those findings.
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.
James Adams PhD presents data that proves high copper amalgam fillings release up to 189 % more mercury than non-high copper amalgams during the first few days of placement.
"The ADA owes no legal duty of care to protect the public from allegedly dangerous products used by dentists... ...The ADA's only alleged involvement in the product was to provide information regarding its use. Dissemination of information relating to the practice of dentistry does not create a duty of care to protect the public from potential injury".
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