If you keep up with this blog at all, you'll remember that we recently featured an article by world renowned dentist Dr. Tom McGuire about the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings and their potential for major health risks. (if not, click here) For so long the FDA has remained silent on this issue, even going as far as to claim its safety for a number of years. Of course they also say the same about fluoride, which is a known poison.
But, I digress.
The FDA has always been adamant about protecting animals from the dangers of mercury, all the while taking a rather casual approach to its warnings for humans. An ointment used to help with lameness in horses that contained mercury was pulled from the market in 2002 after the death of a horse from Alabama raised speculation.
Were mercury fillings ever questioned? No.
Not until now, not until a lawsuit. If it took legal action to get me to do my job, well you probably wouldn't be reading this now would you? Finally, a small national consumer group called Consumers For Dental Choice has sued the FDA in order to get a ruling on the dangers of mercury in "silver" fillings. This, accompanied by letters from congress prompted the FDA to quickly update their website from proclaiming safety, to classifying it as a device and making mention of the little fact that it may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses.
Maybe this legislation system will get something done finally. Now, if we could only do something about fluoride. Well, baby steps I guess...
Remember, you can read more about the dangers of mercury amalgam in fillings at Dr. Tom's website www.dentalwellness4u.com