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Mercury from fillings in your teeth can’t go down public sewers anymore, EPA rules

Gregg Gordon | December 19, 2016 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has adopted a rule to require dentists, whose treatment of tooth decay with mercury compounds has sent the toxic substance into public sewers for decades, to contain their discharges by early 2020. On Friday, the day after EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the final [...]

Petition Asks FDA to Remove All Unapproved Fluoride Supplements from Market

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2016 PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a "Warning Letter" that orders a manufacturer of fluoride drops and tablets to "immediately" discontinue marketing these products because FDA has never approved them as safe and effective. Now the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has joined with The International [...]

Lessons From Countries Phasing Down Dental Amalgam Use

Dentistry may not be the first use of mercury that comes to mind when considering this heavy metal. Nevertheless the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Mercury Assessment 2013 revealed that mercury in dental use accounted globally for 270-341 metric tons in 2010 (AMAP/UNEP 2013). Due to growing concern regarding impacts of mercury on the [...]

Leading Physician Joins Calls for Federal Investigation of Water Fluoridation

Dr. Mark Hyman Warns of Fluoride Risks to Diabetics, Kidney Patients, and Thyroid Function April 5, 2016: Ellijay, Georgia: Physician and nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman has joined a growing chorus of influential leaders highlighting possible health risks from drinking fluoridated municipal water. Known to millions of American television viewers [...]

Still Confusing: Does Omega 3 Outweigh Mercury In Fish For Pregnant Women?

from Environmental Health News,  March 16, 2016 Federal seafood advice leaves some women full of mercury: Study For years seafood was Karen Grote’s “go to” when eating out—ordering tuna, shrimp and lobster. “I travel a lot for work, so was constantly eating out,” said the 34-year old actuary from the Philadelphia area. But her choices [...]

Assessment of Exposures and Potential Risks:Gold and Ceramic Restorations

Assessment of exposures and potential risks to the US adult population from wear (attrition and abrasion) of gold and ceramic dental restorations G. Mark Richardson, Scott R. Clemow, Rachel E. Peters, Kyle J. James and Steven D. Siciliano Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2016) 26, 70–77; doi:10.1038/jes.2015.17; published online 25 March 2015 Abstract: [...]

Lying With Statistics: New Fluoridation Study Omits Key Data

from the Fluoride Action Network, February 26, 2016 Calgary Fluoride Study Fatally Flawed; Key Data Omitted A recently published study concludes that tooth decay rates in Calgary, Alberta, have increased because of the city's decision to scrap its fluoridation program. But the study omits data showing that the spike in decay mostly occurred when fluoride [...]

Amalgam Still the Major Restorative For Indian Health Service Dentistry

from Consumers for Dental Choice, February 11, 2016 American Indian and Consumer Groups Petition to Stop Dental Mercury on Reservations WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice filed a petition calling on the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (who runs the Indian Health [...]

Fluoridation May Have Worsened Lead Crisis in Flint, MI

from the Fluoride Action Network, February 10, 2016 Residents of Flint, Michigan recently had their lives turned upside down by revelations that their tap water has been poisoned with dangerous levels of lead. The staggering health ramifications of lead poisoning, coupled with the scandalous actions of local, state, and federal governments in turning a blind [...]