Even More Concerns About Mercury in Dentistry
Mike Adams, editor at Naturalnews.com, just posted another fantastic article about the continued use of mercury in dentistry, and the unwavering support of the FDA, AMA, and the top officials in dentistry. Mr. Adams concludes that the use and support of mercury amalgams really comes down to a money issue, as the substance is extremely cheap.
While I don’t seem to run into too many youngsters with “silver fillings” which seemed to be the norm growing up, I do find it startling that mercury is a component in any type of health care practice.
It is common knowledge that mercury is extremely toxic, as we have been warned to keep it away from our skin, to avoid eating certain types of fish, and that only a few grams can ruin entire ecosystems. Yet, we are to believe that it is completely safe when it is found in our mouth?
Mr. Adams also brings up the issue of safety, as mercury amalgams not only give off toxic vapor every time we chew, but the fillings are not actually fixed to the teeth. The substance is simply placed into the area, and we essentially hope they don’t fall out.
Reviewing the potential side effects of mercury and mercury vapor exposure certainly makes you understand the major concerns that we should have. The concerns range from nervous system damage, psychotic episodes, and suicidal tendencies.
An issue that Mr. Adams does not discuss is the difference between inorganic mercury, which are found in fillings, and organic mercury, which is the kind found in vaccinations as a preservative. While discussing this issue with a San Francisco chiropractor, Dr. Scott Swanson, we realized that the organic form of mercury is readily absorbed by the body. This makes the potential damage much greater, as the body has a much more difficult time eliminating this toxic substance, and can lead to many of the same damage as outlined in the article.
It would seem that the evidence is clear on the harmful effects of mercury exposure are, and it is inexcusable that any agency continues to support its use.
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