Fluoride & Mercury (Again)

Two news items this week on a couple of dental issues familiar to you regular readers: More Evidence of Neurodevelopmental Harm from Fluoride Last year, some important new research showed that prolonged exposure to fluoride can harm children’s developing brains and nervous systems. A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives – a journal of […]

Mercury Amalgam Removal Can Only Be a Partial Solution

Originally posted 19 September 2008 It seems that some people, when they start learning the truth about the risks of amalgam fillings, will instantly ascribe all of their symptoms to the presence of mercury in their mouths. They want to get it out immediately and often expect to feel instantly better once it’s removed. But […]

Biosis 32: The Power of Music, the Complexities of Chronic Illness & More

The February 2011 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Music/Magic “When you’re stressed, music can help soothe. When you’re tired, it can pep you up. Music can make you laugh as easily as it can make you weep. It can even help you heal.” Dr. Verigin’s […]

EPA to Crack Down on Mercury Amalgam Waste

AGrinberg/Flickr Earlier this week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plan to propose a rule requiring all dentists to separate mercury from all amalgam waste – something currently recommended by the EPA but only required in 12 states and a handful of cities. The measure aims to reduce the amount of mercury entering […]

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 […]

How Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are Done

In talking about the problem of mercury amalgam fillings, we usually focus on what happens after the restoration is done. But it’s important to recognize that exposure begins as soon as the dentist sets to work on placing, packing and shaping the metal. The videos below give a model demonstration of how amalgam fillings are […]

The Last Days of Mercury Fillings?

“Are Amalgam’s Days Numbered?” asks a recent opinion piece…er, article on DrBicuspid.com: While the Bush administration long opposed any legally binding measures on mercury, the Obama administration is taking a very different tack. A global crackdown on its use – particularly in industrial applications – was unanimously agreed upon at the United Nations Environment Programme’s […]