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 […]

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 […]

The Ongoing Fight Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

Late last month, the Second Session of the World Mercury Treaty negotiations was held in Chiba, Japan. The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD) – a coalition of consumer organizations from around the globe – was there to advocate for a provision to phase out mercury fillings. Charlie Brown, National Counsel of Consumers for Dental […]

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 […]