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teethFor medical reasons, amalgam should be eliminated in dental care as soon as possible. This will confer gains in three respects. The prevalence of side-effects from patients' mercury exposure will decline; occupational exposure to mercury can cease in dental care; and one of our largest sources of mercury in the environment can be eliminated. With reference to the risk of inhibiting influence on the growing brain, it is not compatible with science and well-tried experience to use amalgam fillings in children and fertile women. Every doctor and dentist should, where patients are suffering from unclear pathological states and autoimmune diseases, consider whether side-effects from mercury released from amalgam may be one contributory cause of the symptoms.

Mercury in dental-filling materials - an updated risk analysis in environmental medical terms PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 September 2002 00:00
“Mercury is thus a multipotent cytotoxin that intervenes in the primary processes of the cell. This creates scope for a broad spectrum of possible side-effects. The analysis performed in 1997 identified the following health risks from mercury in dental fillings:

o Risk of impairment in the functions of the central nervous system.
o Risk of impairment in kidney function.
o Risk of impairment in the immune system.
o Risk of impairment in foetal development, especially development of the nervous system.”

“Mice exposed to mercury vapour, at 0.5 mg/m3 for two hours, showed an elevated mercury concentration in motor neurons in the spine and signs of oxidative damage to DNA (Pamphlett et al. 1998).”

“In determining mercury concentrations in amalgam bearers. saliva, Pizzichini et al. (2001, 2002) found a significant correlation between mercury in saliva and the number of amalgam fillings in both men and women.”

“Exposure to mercury vapour in rat (Warfvinge et al. 1992), mouse (Warfvinge 1995) and monkey (Warfvinge et al. 1994; Warfvinge 2000) causes accumulation of mercury in the brain and spinal cord. Mercury was often concentrated in neurons, especially motor neurons and astroglia cells.”

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