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      Mercury Amalgam Fillings
      Many people believe there is a connection between MS and Amalgam
Mercury Fillings and that it is beneficial to have them removed.

      However take heed - the dentist can put you in great danger removing
them all at once and exposing you to the Mercury, which can trigger a major
relapse.

      If you wish to have your Mercury fillings removed then please ensure
you seek out a professional who will do the job properly and protect you
from toxic metal poisoning.

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      To read people's personal experiences with Amalgam Mercury Filling
removal please click on the links below.

        a.. I'm Smiling by Ruth Moult
        b.. Careless removal of Mercury Fillings

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      Below you can read all the latest research and views on this
controversial subject.

      Growing number of dentists choose not to use dental amalgam
      As a dental student almost three decades ago, Dr. C. Frederick Smith
of {*filter*}burg says he became concerned that dental amalgam filling material
contained mercury.
      Though his professors assured him that the mercury could not leak out
of the filling material, Smith said he doubted the validity of that
statement because he had worked as a research chemist before entering the
dental field. Still, he said in a letter sent to the newspaper last week, "I
did not think it wise to disagree with my professors."

      But after graduation from dental school in 1977, he began to research
the safety of dental amalgam, which is made up of 50 percent mercury. He
said his master's degree in chemistry gave him a high respect for the
toxicity of elemental mercury.

      Smith says now he has no doubt: Dental amalgam isn't safe.

      "Scientific research has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that
elemental mercury evaporates from amalgam fillings as mercury vapour. When a
piece of 25 year old amalgam filling that had been removed from a patient's
tooth was lightly touched and then examined with an electron microscope,
tiny balls of liquid unbound mercury could be seen beading up on the surface
of the filling. With special black lighting mercury vapour has even been
photographed evaporating off of dental amalgam," he stated.

      Smith stopped using dental amalgam in most of his patients as early as
1984 and as of 1998 he stopped using it altogether.

      He said he's among a growing number of dentists choosing alternatives
to dental amalgam. According to Smith 30 percent of dentists in the United
States don't use dental amalgam fillings at all and half of all the fillings
now used are with materials other than dental amalgam.

      One issue dentists in {*filter*}ia who are mercury-free face is that they
can't advertise that fact. According to the {*filter*}ia Board of Dentistry,
doing so would be tantamount to making a claim of superiority and therefore
they become subject to disciplinary action.

      Sandra Reen, executive director of the {*filter*}ia Board of Dentistry,
said the board does not have a guiding document specific to the use of
dental amalgam.

      "We refer people to the research literature that exists ... There's
quite a bit of literature available from the research community in regards
to the safety," she said.

      Smith said he also points his peers to scientific information so "they
can come to their own conclusion" on the safety of dental amalgam.

      "I just think a lot of the scientific literature is not available to
the majority of dentists," he said of why some dentists still choose to use
dental amalgam. "You really have to go hunting and looking for it. If they
did (study it) they would really begin to question it as I did when I read
it," he said.

      Smith belongs to the dental professional organisation the
International Academy for {*filter*}Medicine and Toxicology which deals with the
safety of dental materials used by dentists to restore teeth.

      He said studies have shown that mercury vapour breathed in is 80
percent absorbed by the {*filter*} in the lungs and then becomes a cumulative
toxin that the body must dispose. He said the studies have shown that
mercury from amalgam fillings accumulates in distant organs within just a
few weeks of being placed in the mouth.

      The American Dental Association, however, does not believe any vapour
which might be released is harmful.

      Dr. Robert Kelly, a spokesman for the ADA from the University of
Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, said the ADA's position supporting
the safety of dental amalgam has been formed from a lot of people outside
the field of dentistry.

      He said the amount of exposure to mercury from amalgam fillings is
minuscule relative to exposure from a normal diet or "from the air we
breathe."

      "It's not for lack of looking. People just haven't found any
relationship (between dental amalgam and health problems) at all," he said.

      "The health side seems to be well settled," he added. "There just
isn't anything out there to raise a health concern."

      Kelly said at best having amalgam fillings adds one microgram of extra
exposure per day, compared to some 10 micrograms of exposure per day in a
normal diet.

      He didn't question that people are having health issues, but Kelly
said those health issues are being wrongly attributed to the use of dental
amalgam fillings. Instead, he said symptoms of health problems such as
Multiple Sclerosis, which tend to come and go, may coincide to an issue with
a filling during a time when such a health issue is progressing naturally.

      "It's clear to me if they had a problem related to the neurologic and
auto-immunue diseases they would have been found. There's been a lot of
looking," Kelly said.

      He said the use of dental amalgam provides an effective and
inexpensive option. "It's the cheapest and most long-lasting filling
material we have," he said. "There are a lot of people who are healthier
because of its use. "

      He said if there was a problem, the ADA would be among the first to
advocate against its use. " They have an active interest in the patients we
treat," he said.

      "If dentistry could cure Alzheimer's, wouldn't that be wonderful. But
we can't. The same with Multiple Sclerosis. We just can't," Kelly said.

      But Smith disagrees with the ADA position stated by Kelly. Smith said
the World Health Organisation believes any mercury vapour released is
harmful.

      "The consumer is now put in the awkward position of whom to believe:
the ADA who is in favour of amalgam use or the WHO that states that it is
the major contributing factor to human mercury exposure," he said.

      He said the recent hearings before an advisory panel of the U.S. cooking.net">food
and Drug Administration on the safety of dental amalgam should send a
message. Those hearings, he said, showed there was skepticism as to the
claims by the ADA that dental amalgam is safe, and stated that an
overwhelming majority of the neurologists on the panel voted that "Given the
amount and quality of information available for the FDA Draft White Paper,
the conclusions [that amalgam is safe] were not reasonable."

      Those hearings have been followed by several thousand submissions from
individuals claiming adverse reactions to dental amalgam.


material is either safe or not safe. If the advisory panel would not make a
statement that amalgam is safe, then what are we to assume but that it is
not safe?"

      The use of tooth-coloured composite restorations, though they require
more time and cost more, have advantages, he said. Those advantages include
requiring less of the patient's tooth to be removed and being able to bond
the remaining tooth structure together, "giving the tooth back almost its
original strength which reduces the risk of fracture."

      He also said tooth-coloured composite restorations match the natural
tooth color. "They can even be placed on the surfaces of a child's permanent
teeth as a sealant to prevent decay from penetrating the grooves that are so
often the first site of a filling in a child," he added.

      He said it's important that if amalgam fillings are removed, they be
done so safely.

      "Unfortunately, when dentists place and remove dental mercury
containing amalgam, they expose themselves, their staff, and their patients
to toxic mercury vapour and amalgam dust particles unless they take special
precautions to minimise the exposure as recommended by the IAOMT. Mercury
vapour is colourless, odorless and tasteless. If we cannot see it, smell it,
or taste it, it's very hard to believe that it is present. The ADA
recommends that the dental treatment rooms be well ventilated, but without
some sort of monitoring and well defined protection and containment
procedures, mercury exposure will inevitably occur," he wrote.

      He said other countries have already eliminated or restricted the use
of dental amalgam fillings.

      "When other countries have had a fair and balanced review of the
currently available scientific research on mercury containing dental filling
material, and have found it to be unsuitable as a dental restorative
material, it is disturbing that the United States, usually a leader on these
issues, is so far behind other countries," he said.

      He hopes the use of dental amalgam fillings will be discontinued in
this country soon.

      "If the discontinued use of mercury containing amalgam has been
successfully accomplished in other countries, I am sure we can be as equally
successfully in eliminating its use in the United States," he wrote.

      In his letter, Dr.
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Thu, 02 Jul 2009 10:00:54 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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>      Many people believe there is a connection between MS and Amalgam
>Mercury Fillings and that it is beneficial to have them removed.

And they are wrong.

Quote:

>      However take heed - the dentist can put you in great danger removing
>them all at once and exposing you to the Mercury, which can trigger a major
>relapse.

Thanks for this good advice, Jan, although as MS has nothing to do
with mercury a relapse is unlikely. It is still good advice, however,
to avoid the great danger of having fillings removed without good
reason.

Again, thank you.
--
Peter Bowditch aa #2243
The Millenium Project http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles
Australian Council Against Health Fraud http://www.acahf.org.au
Australian Skeptics http://www.skeptics.com.au
To email me use my first name only at ratbags.com



Thu, 02 Jul 2009 21:16:35 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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>Amalgam Mercury Fillings

It's good to see that you have (at least temporarily) stopped using
the silly expression "mercury amalgam", but what are these new things
we are hearing about - "amalgam mercury fillings"? What is "amalgam
mercury"? If it's the usual mercury used to make amalgam for filling
teeth then it wouldn't be a very useful as a filling material because
it will fall straight out of upper teeth and only stay in lower teeth
if the teeth owner keeps his or head very still. It would be useless
for filling the sides of any teeth.

What is this stuff?
--
Peter Bowditch aa #2243
The Millenium Project http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles
Australian Council Against Health Fraud http://www.acahf.org.au
Australian Skeptics http://www.skeptics.com.au
To email me use my first name only at ratbags.com



Thu, 02 Jul 2009 21:53:29 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings


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> Thanks for this good advice, Jan, although as MS has nothing to do
> with mercury a relapse is unlikely. It is still good advice, however,
> to avoid the great danger of having fillings removed without good
> reason.

> Again, thank you.
> --

Bollocks.  For one thing they don't know the cause of MS.

And the only reason mercury doesn't "cause" autism, alzheimer's or MS is
because the people saying that are the people who would be sued if the truth
got out http://www.whale.to/d/amalgam2.html



Thu, 02 Jul 2009 22:05:23 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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>> Thanks for this good advice, Jan, although as MS has nothing to do
>> with mercury a relapse is unlikely. It is still good advice, however,
>> to avoid the great danger of having fillings removed without good
>> reason.

>> Again, thank you.
>> --

>Bollocks.  For one thing they don't know the cause of MS.

Correct. Which it is why it is incorrect to say that mercury causes
it.

Quote:

>And the only reason mercury doesn't "cause" autism, alzheimer's or MS is
>because the people saying that are the people who would be sued if the truth
>got out http://www.whale.to/d/amalgam2.html

You do realise that you just contradicted yourself, don't you?
--
Peter Bowditch aa #2243
The Millenium Project http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles
Australian Council Against Health Fraud http://www.acahf.org.au
Australian Skeptics http://www.skeptics.com.au
To email me use my first name only at ratbags.com


Fri, 03 Jul 2009 04:51:18 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings


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> http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=show&pageid=1596

>       Mercury Amalgam Fillings
>       Many people believe there is a connection between MS and Amalgam
> Mercury Fillings and that it is beneficial to have them removed.

>       However take heed - the dentist can put you in great danger removing
> them all at once and exposing you to the Mercury, which can trigger a
major
> relapse.

>       If you wish to have your Mercury fillings removed then please ensure
> you seek out a professional who will do the job properly and protect you
> from toxic metal poisoning.

If you have 7 fillings, you get only 1 microgram a day. Food, including
fish, gives you 5 to 6 micrograms per day. Then there is the Mercury in the
air. Anyone who wants to remove fillings is a quack looking for quick bucks.

Robert



Fri, 03 Jul 2009 07:23:39 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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> If you have 7 fillings, you get only 1 microgram a day.

Can you cite some peer reviewed published study that actually
measured it, under different conditions (such as chewing,
drinking hot beverages, tooth brushing,...)?

Quote:
> Food, including fish, gives you 5 to 6 micrograms per day.

Provided you eat certain kind of fish in certain amounts every
day. And unlike amalgams, you can just stop eating high mercury
fish or stop eating it every day and reduce exposure from this
source to essentially 0. It's not nearly as simple with amalgams
a person may have.

Quote:
> Then there is the Mercury in the air.

That's like arguing that since 30,000 people die in traffic accidents
every year, it shouldn't matter if you kill another one.

Quote:
> Anyone who wants to remove fillings is a quack looking for quick bucks.

And those filling mouths of their patients with mercury are doing
it out of the goodness of their hearts.


Fri, 03 Jul 2009 08:33:40 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings


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>> http://www.***.com/

>>       Mercury Amalgam Fillings
>>       Many people believe there is a connection between MS and Amalgam
>> Mercury Fillings and that it is beneficial to have them removed.

>>       However take heed - the dentist can put you in great danger
>> removing
>> them all at once and exposing you to the Mercury, which can trigger a
> major
>> relapse.

>>       If you wish to have your Mercury fillings removed then please
>> ensure
>> you seek out a professional who will do the job properly and protect you
>> from toxic metal poisoning.

> If you have 7 fillings, you get only 1 microgram a day. Food, including
> fish, gives you 5 to 6 micrograms per day. Then there is the Mercury in
> the
> air. Anyone who wants to remove fillings is a quack looking for quick
> bucks.

> Robert

http://www.***.com/

Documented clinical side-effects to dental amalgam.

Ziff MF.

Since all dental restorative materials are foreign substances, their
potential for producing adverse health effects is determined by their
relative toxicity and bioavailability, as well as by host susceptibility.
Adverse health effects to dental restoratives may be local in the {*filter*}
cavity or systemic, depending on the ability of released components to enter
the body and, if so, on their rate of absorption. The medical scientific
community is now in general agreement that patients with dental amalgam
fillings are chronically exposed to mercury, that the average daily
absorption of mercury from dental amalgam is from 3 to 17 micrograms per
day, and that the amalgam mercury absorption averages 1.25-6.5 times the
average mercury absorption from dietary sources (World Health Organization,
1991). The health significance of this chronic mercury exposure is now being
investigated by several medical research groups.

PMID: 1292453 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



Fri, 03 Jul 2009 09:53:35 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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>>> http://www.***.com/

>>>       Mercury Amalgam Fillings
>>>       Many people believe there is a connection between MS and Amalgam
>>> Mercury Fillings and that it is beneficial to have them removed.

>>>       However take heed - the dentist can put you in great danger
>>> removing
>>> them all at once and exposing you to the Mercury, which can trigger a
>> major
>>> relapse.

>>>       If you wish to have your Mercury fillings removed then please
>>> ensure
>>> you seek out a professional who will do the job properly and protect you
>>> from toxic metal poisoning.

>> If you have 7 fillings, you get only 1 microgram a day. Food, including
>> fish, gives you 5 to 6 micrograms per day. Then there is the Mercury in
>> the
>> air. Anyone who wants to remove fillings is a quack looking for quick
>> bucks.

>> Robert

> http://www.***.com/

>Documented clinical side-effects to dental amalgam.

>Ziff MF.

>Since all dental restorative materials are foreign substances, their
>potential for producing adverse health effects is determined by their
>relative toxicity and bioavailability, as well as by host susceptibility.
>Adverse health effects to dental restoratives may be local in the {*filter*}
>cavity or systemic, depending on the ability of released components to enter
>the body and, if so, on their rate of absorption. The medical scientific
>community is now in general agreement that patients with dental amalgam
>fillings are chronically exposed to mercury, that the average daily
>absorption of mercury from dental amalgam is from 3 to 17 micrograms per
>day, and that the amalgam mercury absorption averages 1.25-6.5 times the
>average mercury absorption from dietary sources (World Health Organization,
>1991). The health significance of this chronic mercury exposure is now being
>investigated by several medical research groups.

>PMID: 1292453 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

"This manuscript is published as part of the proceedings of the NIH
Technology Assessment Conference on Effects and Side effects of Dental
Restorative Materials, August 26-28,1991, National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and did not undergo the customary journal
peer-review process".

Has any progress been made since 1991, Jan? When can we expect to see
the results of the investigations by "several medical research
groups"?

Oh, feel free to quote some loon talking about the uselessness of peer
review.
--
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Fri, 03 Jul 2009 11:52:42 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings

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>>Amalgam Mercury Fillings

>It's good to see that you have (at least temporarily) stopped using
>the silly expression "mercury amalgam",

Oops! For some reason I hadn't noticed the words that Jan had used in
the thread title.

(Note to Jan - this is me admitting a mistake, something that everyone
should do when they are incorrect. An example of being incorrect would
be to use the stupid tautology "mercury amalgam" after the silliness
of it had been pointed out.)
--
Peter Bowditch aa #2243
The Millenium Project http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles
Australian Council Against Health Fraud http://www.acahf.org.au
Australian Skeptics http://www.skeptics.com.au
To email me use my first name only at ratbags.com



Fri, 03 Jul 2009 12:09:57 GMT
 Mercury Amalgam Fillings


Quote:
>>And the only reason mercury doesn't "cause" autism, alzheimer's or MS is
>>because the people saying that are the people who would be sued if the
>>truth
>>got out http://www.whale.to/d/amalgam2.html

When I said don't know, I mean, obviously, 'they' don't know, your pals.
And the reason they don't know is the fact they are causing most of it with
mercury and pesticides


Fri, 03 Jul 2009 17:28:51 GMT
 
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