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Should Old Mercury Fillings Be Removed?
WKRN - Nashville,TN,USA
Now, fear of the dangers of mercury has led some people to put their money where there mouth is, having old mercury fillings removed from their teeth. ...
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FDA Slides Past Court on Restricting Mercury Dental Fillings
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
On Friday, the Federal Court of Appeals said that it couldn't force the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to tighten restrictions on mercury laden dental ...
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Appeals Court OKs Use of Mercury Dental Fillings
All Headline News - USA
The case was filed in April of last year by nine petitioners, including four non-profit organizations, a mercury-free dentist, two alleged victims of ...
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Court Won't Order FDA to Tighten Rules on Mercury Fillings
Therapeutics Daily (subscription) (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
... has no jurisdiction to review the agency's handling of the issue. Advocacy groups went to court in an attempt to ban mercury fillings and to force the ...
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Former nurse on campaign to end use of mercury in dental fillings
Sierra Vista Herald Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:35 AM PDT
SIERRA VISTA — For the past two years Jo Boone has been on a campaign to raise awareness about potential health hazards of mercury exposure, specifically through the amalgam fillings used by some dentists.

Can My Dentist Make Me Sick?
RedNova Sun, 18 Mar 2007 4:00 AM PDT
By DR GARETH SMITH Q MY mouth is full of fillings and my friend told me they could cause my irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue as they contain mercury. My dentist says that's not true and won't change them.

Working together to eliminate mercury
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
While no one questions that lead exposure can be poisonous, the discussion surrounding mercury in dental amalgam is unnecessarily becoming extremely ...
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Letter to the Editor: Phase out mercury filings
BurlingtonFreePress.com - Burlington,VT,USA
Yet Vermonters currently walk around with approximately two tons of mercury in their teeth. And every single lake stream, pond and puddle in the state is ...
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Dental mercury is no health threat
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre,VT,USA
egarding the recent letter by Ms. Carlson about dental amalgam ("Mercury fillings are outdated," Feb. 12), let me share the facts with you and the public. ...
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Safe alternatives to mercury exist
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre,VT,USA
he House Natural Resources Committee is currently debating H.121, a bill to phase out mercury containing dental fillings. Many special interests have put ...
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Time to get rid of the mercury
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
I find the debate about mercury in dental fillings disturbing. The House Fish and Wildlife Committee is debating a bill (H.121) right now that would phase ...
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Defense of mercury was inaccurate
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
Today, no scientist or dentist educated in the property of amalgams containing 50 percent mercury believes that it is a safe dental filling material. ...

 

Growing number of dentists choose not to use dental amalgam
Bedford Bulletin - Bedford,VA,USA
... a dental student almost three decades ago, Dr. C. Frederick Smith of Lynchburg says he became concerned that dental amalgam filling material contained mercury. ...
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Keep mercury out of teeth
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
Ifind the proposed new rule by the state Department of Environmental Protection to require dentists to eliminate mercury waste puzzling. ...

Dentists' aim: Keep mercury out of drains
Asbury Park Press Sun, 17 Dec 2006 1:54 AM PST
Dentists may eventually have to do more to reduce the amount of mercury from tooth filling wastes that enters sewage treatment plants and winds up in sludge and surface waters.

 

Little risk from mercury in amalgam fillings
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
... It was suggested that the mercury in the fillings was dangerous to his health, could cause all sorts of problems and the fillings should be replaced as soon as ...

Mercury fillings are not safe
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
... In fact in their 2005 report, they actually conclude: "Recent studies suggest that mercury may have no threshold below which some adverse effects do not occur ...

Are Your Dental Fillings Safe?
NBC 24 Toledo Sun, 26 Nov 2006 3:09 AM PST
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government health advisers rejected a federal report that concluded dental fillings used by millions of patients are safe, saying further study of the mercury-laden amalgam is needed.

County woman crusades against mercury in dental fillings
Bedford Bulletin - Bedford,VA,USA
... Flowers wore a button about mercury fillings. Another Bedford County ... any more. I thought the amalgam now didn't have mercury.". "I ...

The Beginning of the End of Mercury in Dentistry
Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA
... reversal of policy and precedent, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month rejected its own staff report that concluded mercury amalgam fillings used ...

 
Rep. Diane Watson: The Beginning of the End of Mercury in Dentistry
HuffingtonPost Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:19 AM PDT
In a remarkable reversal of policy and precedent, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month rejected its own staff report that concluded mercury amalgam fillings used by millions of Americans are safe. The panel of FDA advisors said the report did not objectively and clearly present all current data about the fillings. Members of the advisory panel - consisting of medical doctors,


Mercury fillings under the microscope
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
... One of the typical ingredients in amalgam fillings is mercury. "Mercury is a toxic element," Hersh says. "Everybody knows it. Some ...
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Dentists debate safety of mercury amalgam fillings
Joliet Herald News - Joliet,IL,USA
... But the fillings, made of a mixture of mercury and other metals, have become a dental don't in some local dentists' offices. Although ...

Here's the drill on mercury fillings
The Daily News Tribune Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:56 PM PDT
AFood and Drug Administration report dismissing any link between mercury in dental fillings and health problems was rejected by the government's health advisers, who said the FDA's conclusion was not supported by the evidence it cited.

Here's the drill on mercury fillings
MetroWest Daily News - Framingham,MA,USA
A Food and Drug Administration report dismissing any link between mercury in dental fillings and health problems was rejected by the government's health ...
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Silver fillings: should you worry?
Chicago Tribune - United States
"Silver" amalgams containing mercury have been used to fill cavities since the 1800s, but federal health officials still won’t declare that the controversial ...
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Do you need to worry about mercury in fillings?
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Whether you have a mouthful of silver teeth or just a few cavities, new questions about the safety of mercury fillings have made many of us nervous about our ...
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Are Dental Fillings Containing Mercury Unsafe? The Debate ...
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
A recent government report that suggests that amalgam dental fillings containing mercury-containing are safe has been rejected by FDA advisors. ...
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US Government re-examining mercury fillings
Hindu - Chennai,India
... Sept 8. (AP): US health officials are again examining what is known -- and what is still to be learned -- about the safety of a mercury mixture that's stirred ...
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Feds examine safety of mercury fillings
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 08 Sep 2006 1:13 AM PDT
Federal health officials are again examining what's known — and what's still to be learned — about the safety of a mercury mixture that's stirred controversy since dentists began using it to fill cavities in the 1800s.

Health advisers reject mercury report
AP via Yahoo! News Thu, 07 Sep 2006 4:12 PM PDT
Government health advisers rejected a federal report that concluded dental fillings used by millions of patients are safe, saying further study of the mercury-laden amalgam is needed.

 

Good news you didn't read on mercury fillings
Guardian Unlimited - UK
You might remember the scare stories about mercury fillings from the past two decades: they come around every few years, usually accompanied by a personal ...

Woman sues FDA over mercury fillings
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
CHICAGO, IL, United States (UPI) -- An Illinois woman has filed suit demanding that the US Food and Drug Administration prove mercury tooth fillings are safe ...
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MS patient sues FDA over mercury fillings
Chicago Sun-Times - United States
Convinced her multiple sclerosis was caused by the mercury in 16 silver-colored fillings, Linda Brocato asked her dentist to remove them. ...

Mercury Fillings in Moms Don't Lead to Small Babies
HealthCentral.com Sun, 30 Apr 2006 6:50 AM PDT
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In good news for expectant moms with cavities, a new study suggests pregnant women aren't threatening their newborn's birth weight by getting mercury -based silver amalgam fillings

My Turn: Let's go mercury free
BurlingtonFreePress.com - Burlington,VT,USA
... a column appeared defending dentists as responsible caretakers of the environment, even though a majority continue to support the use of mercury-based amalgam ...

Mercury dental fillings safe for kids, two studies say
Chicago Sun-Times - United States
Although traditional silver-colored dental fillings contain toxic mercury, the metal fillings are safe for children, two government studies have found. ...
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Mercury fillings no harm to kids, researchers say
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
CHICAGO (AP) — Two long-awaited, government-funded studies found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause IQ-lowering brain damage or ...

Scientists dispel fears of mercury fillings
Ottawa Citizen - Ontario, Canada
"Silver" fillings don't affect a child's IQ, attention or memory, according to two new studies that found fillings that contain mercury appear to pose no risk ...

Mercury Fillings Found Safe for Kids
ABC 4 - Salt Lake City,USA
The issue at hand: the fillings contain mercury, which is a known danger to the nervous system. ... In fact, it’s 50 percent mercury. ...

Studies Find No Ill Effects From Mercury in Fillings
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The first clinical trials to study the safety of mercury amalgam dental fillings showed no mental or physical impairments in children carrying the fillings for ...
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Studies find no harm in mercury dental fillings
Haber Sağlık - İstanbul,Turkey
Two long-awaited, government-funded studies found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause IQ-lowering brain damage or other neurological ...

No evidence of harm from mercury in dental fillings: studies
Hindu - Chennai,India
... Two long-awaited, US Government funded studies, one of which was conducted in Portugal, found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause IQ ...
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Studies find dental fillings with mercury safe
Xinhua - China
BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- No evidence was found that dental fillings containing mercury can cause brain damage or other neurological problems in children ...

Tooth Fillings With Mercury Are Held Safe
New York Times - United States
CHICAGO, April 18 — Two long-awaited studies have found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause brain damage or other neurological ...
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Study: Mercury-Based Fillings Safe
KOLD-TV - Tucson,AZ,USA
The children with the mercury-based fillings had higher levels of mercury in their urine, but the researchers say it was a low, safe level. ...

New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe
Forbes - USA
While the latest research did report higher levels of mercury in children's urine after they received amalgam fillings, there were no statistically significant ...

Studies Find No Evidence Of Harm From Mercury In Dental Fillings
KOMO - Seattle,WA,USA
CHICAGO - Two long-awaited, government-funded studies found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause IQ-lowering brain damage or other ...

Mercury fillings OK for kids?
Chicago Tribune - United States
Dental fillings containing mercury do not cause any measurable neurological problems in children who have had the fillings for at least seven years, according ...
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Healthwrap: Asthma Rates & Mercury Fillings
CBS4Boston - Boston,USA
... best way to treat them. Now some reassuring news about those silver fillings which contain mercury. Scientists at the new england ...

No evidence of harm found in mercury in dental fillings
kgw.com (subscription) - Portland,OR,USA
THE FINDING: Two studies found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause brain damage in children. THE FEAR: Some ...

Smile! Fillings With Mercury Not Harmful, Study Says
Hawaii Channel.com - Honolulu,HI,USA
Each year, dentists fill 70 million cavities in the US with a silver amalgam that contains mercury. Some people have wondered about ...

 

 

 


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