The following are scientific facts prepared by the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (www.iaomt.org ). A more complete discussion with scientific references can be found by downloading this reference fact sheet.
- Mercury is the 2nd most toxic substance in the world.
- At least 17 studies have shown that mercury amalgam fillings constantly leak vapor.
- Even the American Dental Association admits that they leak at least 1-3 micrograms per day.
- 80% of the mercury vapor that we inhale from amalgam fillings enters our bloodstream.
- 2/3 of Americans’ exposure to mercury come from amalgam fillings. Only 1/3 comes from fish and vaccine preservatives. American get twice as much mercury from amalgam fillings than from fish and other sources.
- Amalgam filling side effects can be caused when mercury is transferred from a mother to her fetus during pregnancy and is transferred post-natal through breast milk.
- Many studies on amalgam filling danger have established that mercury vapor from amalgam fillings can lead to health problems.
- Mercury promotes the formation of antibiotic resistant bacteria
- Mercury can be detected in the air of dental offices
- Mercury harms the health of dentists and dental personnel.
- The National Academy of Sciences estimated that 60,000 newborns a year are at risk for learning disabilities because of the mercury in mothers.
In September 2006, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) admitted that they were unable to prove the safety of amalgam fillings.
- Amalgam fillings are banned in Japan, Norway, and Sweden. They are not allowed in women and children in Austria and Germany. They will be banned in California. There has been proposed legislation in the U.S. Congress to have them banned or highly restricted in the U.S.
La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry offers safe amalgam filling removal.
Mercury is associated with numerous health problems including the following. You’ll see a significant overlap with candida because mercury and candida are frequently found together.