US Committee Calls for a “Phase-out” of Dental Amalgam

More good news this week from Consumers for Dental Choice: the US Mercury Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee has called for the phase-out of dental amalgam. The Committee is part of an international effort to prepare a global, legally binding treaty on mercury. According to an email from Charlie Brown, National Counsel of CDC and President of …

FDA Scientific Panel Urges FDA to Stop Amalgam Use in Vulnerable Populations – Will FDA Listen?

Here’s the latest email from Charlie Brown of Consumer’s for Dental Choice, following up on December’s FDA dental mercury hearing and giving another call to action to prompt the FDA to do the right thing:     At the end of the two day hearing to evaluate the safety of amalgam, FDA’s own scientific panel …

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 …

Philly Board of Health Says Neurological Warnings about Mercury Fillings Must Stay

Just received the good word from Consumers for Dental Choice that Philadelphians will continue to be informed about the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings. Victory in Philadelphia!We foil dental association attempt to remove neurological warnings from city fact sheet In a ringing defeat for the American Dental Association, the Philadelphia Board of Health rejected the …

“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 …

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 …

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 …