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Put Teeth into the Mercury Treaty

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A new Zogby poll shows that a majority of Americans (57%) do not know that amalgam dental fillings are mainly mercury – a neurotoxin, a reproductive toxin, and a pollutant.  This number is not surprising because only 11% of Americans are told by their dentists that amalgam contains mercury and fully 23% are misled by the deceptive term “silver fillings.”

Consumers for Dental Choice’s new report puts the blame where it belongs – with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

– FDA says the dental industry may hide from consumers the fact that amalgam is mostly mercury 

– FDA endorses the deceptive term “silver fillings” to describe this mercury product

– FDA promotes more amalgam use – not less

Now comes the game-changing event.  The U.S. government signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury – thereby pledging to scale down amalgam use.  But FDA’s pro-mercury stance thwarts this pledge to the world.

Let’s ask Secretary of State John Kerry to put teeth into the Minamata Convention!

For more information….

Check out the new report “Measurably Misleading:  FDA’s Deception of American Families about Mercury Dental Fillings and its International Consequences” at

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