This paper, written by Mats Hanson, examines studies from leading research institutes around the world. His research reveals that there has been a documented trend in positive health changes after removal of amalgam fillings since as far back as 1986 (at least!)
The data from this study revealed that amalgam sensitive individuals are quite heterogeneous with respect to treatment effects and that there may be a true association between symptoms and mercury levels in subgroups. Therefore, the question of 'amalgam sensitivity' should concentrate more on individual vulnerability, either in the form of biological (e.g. genetic) or psychosocial (e.g. personality, experiences, health beliefs and concerns) predispositions.
In a group of individuals with health complaints attributed to amalgam ﬁllings the complaints were reduced after removal of the ﬁllings. To which level the complaints were reduced varied for the different symptoms and the inter-ndividual variation of intensities of complaints was considerable. Several factors may be of importance for the observed reduction of complaint intensity.
People with amalgam fillings have higher concentrations of mercury in blood, plasma, urine & body organs than people without amalgam fillings. Long-lasting reductions in intra-oral and general health complaints in the treatment group were significantly different from the reference group. In the treatment group, intra-oral and general health complaints were significantly reduced 3 years after replacement of amalgam fillings.
In this study we performed the MELISA® test on patients with health problems suspected to be related to amalgam. Lymphocyte reactivity was studied prior to and after the replacement of biological incompatible dental restorations. It was found that replacement of incompatible dental materials down-regulated metalspecific responses in sensitized individuals.
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