The scientific case against amalgam (silver - mercury) fillings by jozefl1. Fortunately for the public, very few dentists are as zealous about removing amalgam fillings as hal huggins was, but there is a pervading belief among anti-amalgam dentists that mercury toxicity is a real and serious danger, and they are pushing for legislation to ban amalgam fillings. Mercury is a component of the amalgam used for silver fillings the other major ingredients are silver, tin, copper, and zinc when mixed, these elements bond to form a strong, stable substance.
Against amalgam there is a vast literature on the subject, which can be further accessed in other articles on this website, the bibliography of mercury topics, the swedish. Mercury amalgam fillings and you released a policy paper which emphasized that there is no documented scientific evidence to show adverse effects from mercury in amalgam restorations except in extremely rare cases of mercury hypersensitivity the american dental association’s principle of ethics and code of professional conduct.
The suggested labeling included: a warning against the use of dental amalgam in patients with mercury allergy, a warning that dental professionals use appropriate ventilation when handling dental amalgam, and a statement discussion of scientific evidence on dental amalgam's risks and benefits in order to make informed decisions amongst patient and professional dentists. The scientific case against mercury amalgam search for: previous next the scientific case against mercury amalgam a 2005 review of the scientific evidence demonstrating significant exposure to mercury and resulting physiological harm from dental amalgam. As part of the case, the iaomt secured an internal document from the fda that had proposed restricting dental mercury amalgam use in pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of six, as well as individuals with mercury allergies and pre-existing kidney or neurological disease yet, allegedly for administrative reasons, the fda communication (dated january 2012) was never released to the public.
Amalgam is a combination of metals that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years although it sometimes is called silver amalgam, amalgam actually consists of a combination of metals these include silver, mercury, tin and copper small.
The mercury from amalgam crosses the placenta and into breast milk, resulting in significant pre- and post-partum exposures for infants and 4) adverse physiological changes occur from this brief review will touch on the high points, the blockbusters in the case against amalgam there is a vast literature on the subject, which can be.
A 2005 review of the scientific evidence demonstrating significant exposure to mercury and resulting physiological harm from dental amalgam view article: the scientific case against mercury amalgam.