More Tarnish on “Silver” Fillings

Think small. One microgram. That’s one millionth of a gram. One millionth the weight of a single paper clip. Now think even smaller: just one tenth of that single microgram. One tenth of one millionth of a gram. This is the amount of methylmercury per kilogram of your body weight that the EPA says is …

The Best Dentistry Is the Least Dentistry

While a good number of people dread dental work, most of us tend to think of it as no big deal – not when compared to non-dental surgical procedures. A lot of this is probably due to the fact that despite the increasing amount or research confirming the link between oral and systemic health, we …

About Those JAMA Mercury Amalgam Studies the MSM Keeps Citing…

amanky/flickr Ever since the FDA’s turnabout on the health risks of mercury fillings, we’ve seen a steady stream of articles on the topic, such as this one posted this week at US News and World Report. Like so many other MSM articles, it cites a pair of studies published in 2006: A large 2006 study …

4 Days Left to Submit Comments on Mercury to the FDA

In May, the FDA reopened public comments on its Class II “with special controls” classification of precapsulated mercury amalgam. This means that “general controls alone are insufficient to assure safety and effectiveness, and existing methods are available to provide such assurances. In addition to complying with general controls, Class II devices are also subject to …

Mercury Poisoning from Fillings Discussed in Congressional Committee

The Associated Press reported yesterday on the latest congressional hearing on mercury issues: The dental industry, asked to testify Tuesday about pollution from mercury in tooth fillings, found itself under attack from lawmakers who blame mercury for everything from autism in children to skin discoloration. The hearing was about whether dentists should be required to …