Autoimmune Disease and Metal Exposure: What You Need to Know


CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., April 24, 2018

Medical and dental implants and devices containing metal have been scientifically associated with autoimmune diseases. (PRNewsfoto/IAOMT)

This week, the global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists is releasing a new article entitled “Autoimmune Diseases and Metal Implants and Devices” to raise professional and public awareness about the crucial subject. In particular, the article highlights decades of scientific research linking autoimmune disease to metals used in dentistry and medicine, including metals in dental fillings, dental implants, and other medical implants and devices.

“Causes of autoimmune disease have been scientifically associated with a combination of genetic circumstances and exposure to metals or to infectious agents, mold, or other environmental factors,” explains John Kall, DMD, co-author of the new article.  “The IAOMT is concerned that autoimmune diseases are on the rise and so is unnecessary exposure to metals used in dentistry and medicine, even though biocompatible alternatives are available.”

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