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 …

Help California Become Mercury-Free

  And one way in which you can push for action at the local level is to take a moment and sign the petition to Ban Dental Mercury in California – then share it with your family and friends. The petition is sponsored by Californians for Green Dentistry, a grassroots effort affiliated with Consumers for …

US Dentists Still Place More Mercury Fillings Than You Might Think

With all the headway that’s been made in ending the use of mercury in dentistry (e.g., here, here & here) it’s sometimes easy to think that we’re seeing the last days of toxic dentistry. Then we run across headlines like this: US Dentists’ Amalgam Use Surprises Researchers The findings reported in this Medscape Medical News …

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 …

Mercury vs. BPA?

For years, the standard line of argument for mercury has been something like, “Mercury has been used for more than 150 years without any problem.” Of course, this notion has, over and again, been proven false, most recently by the FDA’s own expert panel, which has urged FDA to bar the use of mercury amalgam …

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 …