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Ban the Use of Mercury in Dental Amalgams

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it has been well documented that mercury vapor is continually emitted from the dental amalgam and dramatically increases by chewing, eating and brushing. Mercury has damaging effects on the kidneys, central nervous and cadiovascular systems. Associations between mercury and long latency disease such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease have been made.The FDA is trying to find an acceptable level of a toxic substance But this approach does not take into consideration the cummulative toxic burden carried by the individual throughout the life span The bottom liine is that this debate has been going on for at lease 10-15 years. It is time for the FDA  to do it's job of protecting the American public.  FIRST DO NO HARM.

The picture shows mercury vapor being released from a toooth with a mercury amalgam.

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