by Jeff Clark
The first tool of science is observation. Every practicing dentist has viewed and replaced blackened, corroded, eroded, cracked, broken, dissolving mercury amalgam dental fillings. Based on these everyday observations dentists truly interested in the public's health ought to be asking themselves: "Where has this missing mercury gone ? How has this mercury exposure affected the health of this patient ?"
Over the last 50 years dentistry has deceived more people than the tobacco industry. For as long as I can remember cigarettes have had warnings from the Surgeon General about suspected, yet scientifically unproven negative health affects. Addicted or not, smokers during this time have chosen for themselves to proceed against this warning.
During the same time dentistry has largely concealed the mercury content of their main dental filling, disguising mercury alloys with the calming label "Silver". Most people have not been given the basic facts to know they face a potential health hazard -- mercury fillings have been thrust upon an unwitting public.
Just like with tobacco, the causal relationships between mercury dental fillings and ill health have not been scientifically demonstrated to the satisfaction of those who profit financially from selling them. By all measures this is a controversy.
What is not a controversy are the facts that mercury is a poison that constantly escapes from these fillings over people's lifetimes, entering and accumulating in the body and vital organs of all people who have them embedded in their teeth.
People have a right to know, and to say NO to mercury-amalgam dental fillings.
Join us in the fight for a mercury free future for our children, families, friends and nations.