Yet Another Look at Those “Mercury Is Safe” JAMA Studies

Via the IAOMT: Children At Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, BioMetals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the U.S. […]

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Alzheimer’s: Comment on the New Evidence

Last week, the IAOMT sent its member dentists and physicians an information packet on the recent news coverage of studies showing links between mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s disease. It included a helpful comment on the studies by Jim Dickinson of FDAWebview, with a note that Jim had given permission to share the article – which […]

FDA’s “Final” Mercury Amalgam Ruling Effectively on Hold, New Panel to Discuss Issues in December

Crystian Cruz/Flickr   On June 11, the Food and Drug Administration effectively put on hold its rule declaring mercury–containing dental fillings to be safe for the entire population, in response to several “petitions to reconsider,” including one filed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). The Final Rule classifying dental mercury and dental […]

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 […]