Mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium, and arsenic. It is the only metal that stays liquid at room temperature and will evaporate into the air.
Dental amalgams contain mercury and are the greatest source for adults who have them! But more frightening, a pregnant woman’s amalgams are likely the greatest source for her developing fetus according DAMS, Intl.
According to the FDA, dental amalgam made of two nearly equal parts: liquid mercury and a powder containing silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals. Mercury concentration in dental amalgams is generally about 50% by weight, while the silver concentration ranges from 20-35%. Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have
effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses. When amalgam fillings are placed in teeth or removed from teeth, they release mercury vapor. This vapor is also released during chewing.
A brief history:
(1706-1790) "He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines." "God heals and the Doctor takes the fee." - Benjamin Franklin.
In 1840 the American Society of Dental Surgeons denounced the use of amalgams due to concerns about mercury poisoning. Members of the society were required to pledge to avoid the mercury amalgam fillings. But many dentists continued using amalgams, since they were cheaper, faster and easier to place than gold materials.
In 1859 the pro-mercury dentists formed its own dental society, first called the National Dental Association; it later became the American Dental Association (ADA).
In 1990 the CBS television show Sixty Minutes, exposed the hazards of mercury amalgams; the ADA spokesmen squirmed under cross examination by the host, and this sort of dental amalgam expose was never repeated again on any TV network.
In 1993, Anne Sommers, Ph.D., a microbiologist, reported that the placement of mercury amalgam fillings in monkeys and in humans causes a major shift in the kinds of bacteria found in the
Through natural selection, some bacteria survive the mercury poison and are mercury resistant. The mercury resistant were found to have become
resistant; Sommers concluded that amalgams tend to produce more antibiotic resistant bacteria.
1993, the largest German manufacturer of amalgam, DEGUSSA AG, stopped making amalgam.
1994, Sweden announced phase-out of amalgam fillings, starting with women and children.
Amalgam contains about as much mercury as a thermometer. Patient’s known to be allergic to amalgam, women who are pregnant, and children age 6 and under should not get amalgams. It is dangerous to developing brains. As part of a settlement in a lawsuit filed by
Moms Against Mercury
the FDA has agreed to classify controversial mercury-containing cavity filler by July 28, 2009. FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin. [Online] Available http://fdanews.com/newsletter/article?issueId=11684&articleId=107723, June 23, 2008.
Here’s where it gets interesting. The JAMA editors commissioned an editorial on the two papers. It was written by Herbert Needleman, the scientist who did more than any other to document the toxicity of lead to developing brains...Millions of baby-boomers with a mouth full of fillings are probably saying right about now that their brains work just fine, thank you, despite decades of living with mercury in their teeth and therefore mercury vapors wafting into the blood and brain. But “sensitivity to mercury toxicity may have a genetic basis,” Needleman wrote: variations in a gene called coproporphyrinogen oxidase (CPOX4) “altered the impact of mercury on cognitive and mood scores. Approximately 25% of the US population” has the sensitive-to-mercury gene.
What to do? No one with any sense recommends having your existing mercury fillings ripped out. That’s not only costly and possibly painful, but could expose you to a big pulse of mercury. Still, surely it is reasonable to stop pretending that putting neurotoxins in our mouths - where they stay for decades, with tiny puffs of mercury being released every time we chew - is a good idea. After all, there was also a time when "experts" pooh-poohed the suspicion that lead was bad for children's brains, too. Begley, Sharon. Available [Online] http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2008/06/10.aspx.
Vaccines and flu shots contain mercury!
In the early 1980s, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000 births. By 2005, the incidence had leaped to 1 in 250 births, and today it is 1 in 150 births and still climbing. One of the strongest links to this terrible set of disorders was a drastic change in the vaccine programs of the United States and many other countries, which included a dramatic increase in the number of vaccines being given at a very early age. 6,000 infants die every year in the U.S. alone from vaccines. Before attending school, children will receive over 36 injections. Blaylock, M.D., Russell, L., The danger of excessive vaccination during brain development: the case for a link to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Available [Online] http://www.russellblaylockmd.com. June 21, 2008.
Please further research this issue for yourself at the National Vaccine Information Center. Alternative Vaccination Requirements/Exemptions are [Online] Available at
"Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of
their diseases." - Moliere, (1622-1672)