Start A Local Leadership Team To Take Action In Your Community
Organizing your efforts to end to the use of dental mercury is an important step in making a difference in your community and the world at large. Aside from conducting your own research about the issue and making your own plans to help protect others from the harms of dental mercury, there are a variety of other resources that can assist you in formulating actions to prevent mercury fillings from poisoning people and the environment.
Join forces with groups who are committed to stopping the use of dental mercury and utilize the materials they have to offer.
A number of international, national, and regionalized non-profit organizations are seeking consumers like you to participate in their work. Learn more about these groups, take time to read the resources they have collected for you, and most importantly, enlist yourself to help them in their shared goal of putting an end to mercury fillings. For example, these groups often organize campaigns to petition lawmakers to pass anti-mercury legislation, to protest injustices related to public and environmental health as a result of dental mercury, and to coordinate consumer participation in government meetings and discussions about the issue. Your participation in these groups is essential, and your ideas, input, and insight are needed and welcomed:
Groups to Consider Joining
- Californians for Green Dentistry
- Consumers for Dental Choice | Take Action Page
- Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS) | Get Involved Page
- Hidden River Health Challenge
- Mercury Free Baby
- Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury-Free Dentistry | Phone: 610-649-2606 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- TALK International | Get Involved Page | Legislation Page
Additional Groups With Resources to Assist You
- Australians for Mercury-Free Dentistry
- California Bay Chronic Mercury Exposure Support Group
- Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD)
- Dr. Tom McGuire’s Mercury Safe Dentists
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Natural Health 365
Use the internet, your local news sources, your dentist, and government announcements to track pending mercury legislation that impacts your area, and sign up to speak at meetings about these laws and regulations.
As noted previously, a number of the groups listed above also monitor major decisions being made about dental mercury, and these groups can guide you as to where and when your involvement would be most helpful. For instance, local governments have passed measures related to curbing the use of dental mercury and/or its waste, including notable examples California, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Consumer demand for such changes has proven to play a major role in these decisions, so your ability to check on and participate in these events is very important.
For national regulations related to mercury, public comment is often allowable. Use the following link to search for “mercury” and then select Comment Period Open: www.regulations.gov