The 2009 IAOMT prepared the attached petition for a group of citizens as part of an effort to use all available legal means to overturn the FDA’s classification of dental amalgam as a Class II device. The thrust of the petition is found in this quote:

“We have no doubt that the FDA has the resources and expertise to properly assess the risks associated with dental amalgam. Sadly, the FDA’s clear priority is to defend at all costs the continued use of mercury in dentistry – even at the expense of public health. It is not surprising, therefore, that FDA declined to validly and defensibly compare its estimate of the average or typical mercury vapor exposure to the very reference exposure levels it represents to be safe for the general population.”

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