Mercury In Fillings Is Dangerous, The FDA Finally Admits

June 16, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The FDA has released a warning for the first time on the dangerous of mercury dental fillings, validating a belief held by many for years that the fillings pose a threat, especially to pregnant women and children.

The warning comes after various watchdog groups have claimed that mercury can cause neurological side effects in those who are particularly vulnerable, which up until this point the government agency has denied.

It wasn’t until a string of lawsuits forced the FDA to settle that they came forward with the long-needed caution.

“Gone, gone, gone are all of FDA’s claims that no science exists that amalgam is unsafe,” an attorney for one of the plaintiff groups, Consumers for Dental Choice, was quoted as saying on Natural News.

The FDA claimed for years that there was no cause for concern with the use of mercury fillings, despite overwhelming evidence and dissent given by doctors and dentists all over the country. But when the lawsuits began it became a liability to keep rejecting the side effects, and so they have issued their official statement.

The warning is expected to set off more strict regulations on the use of amalgrams, which follows on the heels of other countries such as Canada and Sweden which already closely monitor the substance.


Comments

2 Responses to “Mercury In Fillings Is Dangerous, The FDA Finally Admits”

  1. Ann on June 17th, 2009 12:00 pm

    In tests, mercury from tooth fillings was found to reach most body organs, such as liver, kidneys and brain. Dentists now admit that heavy chewing and hot drinks release mercury into the body. A few years ago they didn’t know this was possible!
    New crematoriums in Britain must now fit very expensive filters to stop toxic mercury being spread into the local air. This is because most people who die now have many mercury tooth fillings. Mercury can cause serious neurological diseases.

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