“If a Guardian Refuses Amalgam…We Will Not See the Patient”

Via Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice     Pennsylvania Dental Association: Deny All Dental Treatment to Children with Disabilities Unless Parents Consent to Mercury Exposure   In an act of moral depravity, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and the Philadelphia County Dental Society (PCDS) have endorsed strong-arming parents of children with disabilities to …

The FDA’s Mixed Message on BPA

Late last week, the FDA finally announced that it has “some concern” about BPA. According to USA Today, Although the FDA stopped short of telling parents to change formulas or throw out old bottles, officials said they are encouraging manufacturers to stop making baby feeding products containing BPA. The agency also wants to help manufacturers …

Challenging the FDA’s Unscientific Mercury Ruling

Below is an email we recently got from Charlie Brown, National Counsel for Consumers for Dental Choice, following up on this past summer’s “mercury amalgam fillings are safe” ruling:     FDA’s Own Documents Show Cascade of Wrongdoing   Documents we continue to obtain from FDA under the Freedom of Information Act paint a picture …

Mercury May Move Through the Teeth & Other News of Note

Can Mercury from Dental Fillings Travel through Teeth? (European Commission, Environment DG) Dental amalgam fillings made with mercury have been used for many years, but there are concerns about the risk to human health. A recent study suggests that mercury can travel through the tooth and enter the tooth’s active bloodstream. This is another route …

Why a Dental Mercury Ban Should Be Part of Health Care Reform

There’s one more commentary on the recent FDA mercury ruling that we’d like to draw your attention to, as it nicely shows the tension between the stated philosophy of the Obama/Biden health care reform plan and goings-on at the FDA. An excerpt: The government seems to be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, …

Biosis 26: The FDA & Mercury, Double Standards and More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is now available online. Check it out now to learn more about:   * The FDA’s embrace of discredited dentistry * The health care industry’s double standards when it comes to “evidence based medicine” * Turning your dreams into actions   Read Biosis 26 now.  

Dental “Secrets” That Aren’t Really So Secret

Among the “50 Secrets from Your Dentist” recently featured in Reader’s Digest, we find some excellent, concise statements that pound home some key points about dental health and hygiene – points that bear repeating. Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt, either, but it’s …

On the FDA’s “Pathetic Inability to Demonstrate Even C-Grade Regulatory Science”

While the mainstream media and skeptic blogs continue to trumpet the “Amalgam Fillings Are Safe Because the FDA Says So” line in the wake of the FDA’s recent reclassification of the material, others continue to question the decision-making process. How is it possible to conclude that a material made of more than 50% mercury – …

IAOMT Response to FDA Mercury Ruling

Via Evidence Based Dentistry, blog of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology: On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, the FDA completed its classification of the traditional dental amalgam filling material by making it a Class II device, with minimal controls. Dr. Susan Runner, the acting director of the dental devices division, stated flatly that …

FDA Rules on Mercury Amalgam

Via Medical News Today: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation today, Wednesday, saying that at the levels dentists use for tooth cavity filling, elemental mercury in dental amalgam does not harm patients, although adverse health effects are known to occur at higher exposures. Dental amalgam is made by combining mercury …