Stat!: “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are No Bargain

One reason often given to justify the continued use of mercury in dental fillings is that it’s cheaper to place than composite – which is true if you just look at the price tag and ignore external costs. Externality: A cost or benefit not transmitted through prices that is incurred by a party who did …

The Evolution of FDA’s Mercury Amalgam Classification

Ever wonder how mercury amalgam came to be classified as as it is by the FDA? Former FDA Advisor Mike Flemming, DDS (dental products panel 2006 & 2010) explains: More on mercury policy and politics: “An Uncertain Risk and an Uncertain Future: Assessing the Legal Implications of Mercury Amalgam Fillings.”

70 Million Amalgam Fillings, 34 Tons of Mercury a Year

Now available on DVD and online streaming, Mercury Undercover “unveils the dirty truth about the dangers of mercury and how those people in power would love to ‘protect’ you from the real truth.”     More trailers and scenes are availble on Powerlunch Productions’ YouTube channel. To learn more about the film, or to buy …

The Only Thing that Matters Is Getting the Mercury Out, Right? (Not Quite)

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN We humans are natural pattern-seekers and storytellers. When something happens to us – especially if it’s unexpected or undesired – we instinctively use these traits to help us find the cause and meaning of our experience. As we discover patterns, we build an explanation – a “story” – that …

Mercury Vapor : Constant Poison

To draw attention to the problem of dental mercury, Consumers for Dental Choice and Dr. Mercola have teamed up to establish Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Posting articles on mercury amalgam each day this week (Sept. 4 – 9), Dr. Mercola has also made available a full preview of the IAOMT‘s remarkable video “Smoking Teeth = Poison …

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 …