Europe just got one step closer to ending dental mercury

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes European Parliament's vote on mercury The EEB today welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to restrict the use of mercury within the EU. The new regulation, already informally approved between the EU institutions in December, fills in the legislative gaps at EU level in view of implementing the requirements of [...]

Mercury: The Quintessential Anti-Nutrient

by Sara Russell, PhD, NTP, and Kristin G. Homme, PE(ret.), MPP, MPH From the Townsend Letter January 2017 Summary The chronic effects of cumulative, low-dose mercury exposure are underrecognized by both mainstream and alternative health authorities and, consequently, by the public. Mercury can cause or contribute to most chronic illnesses, including neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, [...]

IAOMT Article about SMART Published in Natural Blaze Online Magazine

Natural Blaze Magazine has published an article, "Get SMART About Your Mercury Fillings!" about IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique that was written by the Academy’s very own Dr. Jack Kall, Chairperson of the IAOMT Board of Directors and Amanda Just, Program Director of the IAOMT. To read the article, visit

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 [...]

Any Number of Dental Mercury Fillings Can be Dangerous

"The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) warns that any number of mercury fillings can be hazardous to a dental patient's health," announced Dr. Jack Kall, Chairman of the IAOMT Board of Directors. This warning is being made due to recent publicity about mercury levels measured in patients with dental restorations. Hundreds of [...]

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 [...]