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Evidence supporting a link between dental amalgams and chronic illness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
s obligation to phase down amalgam use and FDA's policy supporting the phase up of amalgam use.
Occupational exposure to mercury from amalgams during pregnancy.
Maya Zankoul's blog Amalgam is popular among people of all ages
The amalgam remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill the hole, and then forms a hard compound.
Then I discovered that this encourages small mercury droplets to move out of the amalgam filling and on to its surface where your body can reabsorb them.
It seems strange that dental manufacturers strongly warn dentists to be careful during the placement of amalgam and EPA/OSHA folks warn of the disposal of the hazardous waste, yet the material has been deemed safe while in the mouth of the patient.
The authors concluded that under the conditions of use represented in this trial that there was no evidence to discontinue the use of mercury amalgam as the standard of care for caries of posterior teeth.
At one time, amalgam contained small amounts of mercury which gave it it's silvery colour.
Data from 507 children in Lisbon, Portugal, show that urinary levels of mercury were higher among those with mercury amalgam fillings compared to participants treated with a mercury-free composite.
Mercury is a known hazardous pollutant and toxin, yet typical "silver" amalgam dental fillings are about half mercury (see "Got Mercury," cover story, May/June 2002).