Tell FDA to Ban Amalgam for Pregnant Women, Children and Nursing Mothers

By Dr. Mercola Dental amalgam — deceptively marketed as “silver” fillings, denoting their color rather than their composition — are 50 percent mercury and therefore really should not be placed in the mouth. Mercury is a potent and well-recognized neurotoxin, and there’s no magic formula or process that renders it safe once it’s in your teeth. As noted by Charlie Brown, former attorney general for West Virginia and president of Consumers for Dental Choice: “In its amalgam rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concedes that this mercury product poses a risk for the unborn and young children: ‘The developing neurological systems in fetuses and young children may be more sensitive to the neurotoxic effects of mercury vapor.’ FDA also admits that there is no scientific proof that amalgam is safe for these populations: ‘Very limited to no clinical information is available regarding long-term health outcomes in pregnant women and their developing fetuses, and


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