A plan hatched in 2011 by the FDA to reduce the use of mercury in dentists’ fillings of teeth was secretly axed by promanant government officials of Heath and Human Services recently on the basis of a cost and benefit analysis.
The plan told dentists to avoid using mercury fillings in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and people with mercury allergies, kidney diseases, and neurological problems.
According to HHS, out-of-pocket costs to patients would triple if alternative fillings replaced mercury.
Mercury fillings—also called amalgam fillings—are blends of mercury and other metal alloys like silver, and for a long time dentists called them “silver fillings”.
However, mercury is a deadly neurotoxin. When mercury gets into the central nervous system, it has a half-life of between fifteen and thirty years. Once it’s inhaled into the lungs, it enters the bloodstream and can accumulate in the kidneys, liver, and brain.
The effects of exposure to mercury are devastating. Studies have shown mercury fillings to be associated with Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmunity, kidney dysfunction, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, neurotransmitter imbalances, food allergies, multiple sclerosis, thyroid problems, and an impaired immune system.
Public concern about the toxic effects of mercury has increasingly caused many dentists to turn to alternative fillings. Yet there are still some dentists that regard mercury amalgams as perfectly safe!
Hint: There is no safe toxic level for mercury!
This story was reported in NewsMax.com on July 22nd.