Suing the FDA
So as you all know, amalgam mercury (silver) fillings are poisonous! We all really need to spread the word so that people start understanding this. Believe it or not, there are still so many dentists that use amalgams in their practices! However, there are several groups that are trying very hard to put an end to this. As a matter of fact, a lawsuit was filed in March 2014 in the DC District Federal Court against the FDA!
Despite growing evidence of harm caused by dental amalgam, the FDA continues to delay its decision to protect public health against the dangers of mercury tooth fillings. Since 2006, the FDA has been given several scientific study results showing the harmful effects of amalgam fillings. The FDA continues to fail to respond to these studies.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has been misleading dental professionals, American consumers as well as the FDA by being the largest and most powerful advocate for continued amalgam use. This is one of the many reasons why I am no longer a member of the ADA!!
“We have banned mercury in disinfectants, thermometers and many other consumer products” said Griffin Cole, DDS, President of the IAMOT. “There is no magic formula that makes mercury safe when it’s in our mouths. It’s inexcusable to use mercury in dental fillings when there are much safer alternatives.”
The largest user of dental amalgam is the U.S government, for welfare, prisons, Indian Reservations and the military- serving largely low income people, including women and children, who are given no other options!
This is just a few of the reasons why we (yes, we- I am a member of the IAOMT) are in the middle of a lawsuit against the FDA!
Please help us spread the word. Also, if you have any mercury fillings in your mouth, please come in for a FREE consultation and we can give you an idea of what it would cost you to have them SAFELY removed. Much more to come on that….
As always thanks for taking the time to read….