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FDA Forced To Change Position On Toxic Mercury Fillings!

Written by Wellness Club on June 5, 2008 – 2:49 pm -

In a remarkable development that comes in response to lawsuits against the FDA by several organizations, including Moms Against Mercury and Consumers For Dental Choice, the FDA has agreed to cease it’s stalling and stonewalling and “classify” (presumably as toxic) mercury-containing dental amalgams within a year of the close of public comments – that is, by July 28, 2009.

Even more remarkably, the FDA has removed from it’s webpage (see: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/amalgams.html ) all it’s claims that there is no scientific evidence of danger from mercury-containing fillings, and has adopted a more neutral tone where it now admits:

“Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetus.”

and

“Pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden, should not avoid seeking dental care, but should discuss options with their health practitioner.”

This is an amazing turnaround from an agency that has been more concerned up to now with protecting the interests of the American Dental Association than the health of the American public and is in sharp contrast to their previous statements, taken from that very same FDA webpage on May 31, 2008:

“To date, the agencies have found no scientific studies that demonstrate dental amalgams harm children or adults.”

and

“The panel generally agreed that there is no evidence that dental amalgams cause health problems in the majority of the population.”

and this little bit of wisdom:

“There are no scientific studies that show that having dental amalgams is harmful, or that removing your amalgam fillings will improve your health.”

So, in the current language of the FDA, mercury “may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetus” – but they have stopped short of admitting that mercury is toxic to children or adults unless they are “Pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden”.

But this begs the question: if mercury is now acknowledged by the FDA as toxic to some, isn’t it toxic to all?

In my humble, non-FDA-approved opinion, toxic is toxic is toxic – young, old, sick, well, toxic is toxic. We can debate whether it is more toxic for some than for others, but in the end poison is just that: poison.

More information regarding this development can be found here:

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology – www.iaomt.org
Consumers for Dental Choice – www.toxicteeth.org
Moms Against Mercury – www.momsagainstmercury.org

Be sure to see our HealthBeat articles about dental amalgams -Three Hidden Causes of Disease Lurking in Your Mouth – and Your Dental Fillings Could Be Poisoning You! – and our Wellness Club webpage on dental health.

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