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 Position Paper Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

This 2016 update of the IAOMT’s position statement against dental mercury amalgam fillings (which was originally released in 2013), includes an extensive bibliography on the subject in the form of over 900 citations.  Click to view the full document: IAOMT 2016 Position Statement     Position Statement Objectives: 1)    To end the use of dental [...]

Basu 2013: Ecogenetics of Mercury

ECOGENETICS OF MERCURY: FROM GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS AND EPIGENETICS TO RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING BASU N, GOODRICH JM,  HEAD J, Environ Toxicol Chem 2014; 33:1248–1258. Abstract: The risk assessment of mercury (Hg), in both humans and wildlife, is made challenging by great variability in exposure and health effects. Although disease risk arises following complex interactions between [...]

Houston, 2014: The Role of Mercury in Cardiovascular Disease

Mark C. Houston Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, USA Medical Director, Division of Human Nutrition, Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2014, 2:5 Abstract Mercury toxicity is highly correlated with hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), [...]

New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe

Kristin G. Homme, Janet K. Kern, Boyd E. Haley, David A. Geier, Paul G. King, Lisa K. Sykes, Mark R. Geier BioMetals, February 2014, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 19-24, Abstract:  Mercury dental amalgam has a long history of ostensibly safe use despite its continuous release of mercury vapor. Two key studies known as the [...]

Mercury from dental “silver” tooth fillings impairs sheep kidney function.

Boyd ND, Benediktsson H, Vimy MJ, Hooper DE, Lorscheider FL. Mercury from dental “silver” tooth fillings impairs sheep kidney function. Am J Physiol. 1991; 261(4 Pt 2):R1010-R1014. PubMed ID: 1928419 Abstract : In humans Hg vapor is released from "silver" amalgam fillings that contain 50% Hg by weight. Previous studies show that when 12 such [...]

Geier et al, 2013 – mercury exposure from dental amalgams and kidney integrity biomarkers

A significant dose-dependent relationship between mercury exposure from dental amalgams and kidney integrity biomarkers: A further assessment of the Casa Pia children’s dental amalgam trial DA Geier, T Carmody, JK Kern, PG King and MR Geier Human and Experimental Toxicology 32(4) 434–440. 2013. Abstract Dental amalgams are a commonly used dental restorative material. Amalgams are [...]

Mercury Levels In Dental Clinic Air

Determination of mercury levels in the air of dental offices and clinics in Cartagena, Colombia Determinación de los niveles de mercurio en el aire de consultorios y clínicas odontológicas en Cartagena, Colombia Masters Thesis of Armida María Arrázola Díaz,  (2011), Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Abstract: The mercury vapor generated by the placement and removal of [...]

Mercury and MS – Summary and References

Multiple Sclerosis and Mercury Exposure Summary and references Multiple sclerosis (“MS”) was first commonly identified in the nineteenth century during the time frame in which amalgam fillings came into common use.  Unpublished anecdotal evidence has indicated that a significant number of, but certainly not all, MS victims who have their mercury/silver fillings removed resolve (spontaneous [...]