FDA Warns Of Health Risks With Mercury In Dental Fillings

June 9, 2008

According to a new warning released from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, mercury that is used in dental fillings poses a major health risk.Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new warning released from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, mercury that is used in dental fillings poses a major health risk.

Mercury is commonly used in amalgam dental fillings and poses the greatest health risk to children, as well as pregnant mothers and their fetus.

The FDA, following pressure from many health groups, released a warning on their Web site stating “Dental amalgams contain mercury which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous system of developing fetuses and children.”

Pregnant women are being advised to seek alternative treatments and to avoid the mercury altogether.

The FDA is not issuing the warning due to its own information, just outside groups.


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