"With knowledge there is long life. You are the messengers to other people who have cancer or other chronic diseases, and they're suffering because they don't know. So if you know that there is another treatment that works as good or even beyond the standard treatment, I would encourage you to save their life because that's why I'm here too."

- M.A. Nezami M.D.

Heavy metals/amalgam

 Mercury Dental Filling Toxicity

An often overlooked, but extremely important source of toxic material is the mercury from silver [mercury] amalgam fillings. Some people who are aware of the situation are confused by the mixture of information available. Unfortunately, statements from dental trade organizations and on a few poorly-researched news reports have muddled the situation.

Here are a few facts about mercury amalgam fillings:

  1. Causes Damage to Brain in Children
    In February, 1998, a group of the world's top mercury researchers
    announced that mercury from amalgam fillings can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and immune system of children.
  2. Amalgam Fillings Linked to Neurological Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems
    The first large-scale
    epidemiological study of mercury and adverse reactions was recently completed and showed that of the symptoms looked at, there was a link seen to gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbances, concentration problems, memory disturbances, lack of initiative, restlessness, bleeding gums and other mouth disorders.
  3. Mercury / Alzheimer's Disease Connection Found
    study related to mercury and Alzheimer's Disease was recently completed by a team of scientists led by well-respected researcher Dr. Boyd Haley. They exposed rats to levels of mercury vapor diluted to account for size differences between humans and rats. The rats developed tissue damage "indistinguishable" from that of Alzheimer's Disease. Repeating the experiment showed the same results. Also see: http://www.holistic-dentistry.com/artalzeimer.asp
  4. Amalgam Fillings Since 1970s Unstable
    The type of mercury fillings that began to be used during the last couple of decades, non-gamma-2 (high copper),
    releases many times more mercury than the older style of amalgam fillings.
  5. Amalgam Fillings Release Highly Toxic Elemental Mercury
    Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known. The mercury release from fillings is absorbed primarily as highly toxic elemental mercury vapor.
  6. Amalgam Fillings Largest Source of Mercury By Far
    Based on a number of studies in Sweden, the World Health Organization review of inorganic mercury in 1991 determined that mercury absorption is estimated to be approximately four times higher from amalgam fillings than from fish consumption.
    Recent studies have confirmed this estimate. The amount absorbed can vary considerably from person to person.
  7. Gold Crowns, Gum, Bruxism, Computer Monitors Increase Release of Mercury Significantly
    Gum chewing, grinding of teeth/bruxism, computer terminal exposure, presence of gold fillings or gold crowns (even if covering mercury fillings), teeth brushing, braces, and chewing cause the release of significantly increased amounts of mercury from the fillings.
  8. Cumulative Poison and Builds Up in Organs
    Mercury released from fillings
    builds up in the brain, pituitary, adrenals, and other parts of the body.
  9. Mercury Amalgam Fillings Effect Porphyrins
    Preliminary results from the first
    detailed biochemical analysis of patients who removed mercury amalgam fillings showed a significant drop in the excretion of porphyrins (important to heme synthesis -- heme carries oxygen to red blood cells), as well as a number of other key biochemical changes. 
  10. Potential Contribuatory Factor in Other Diseases
    Mercury from amalgam fillings has been implicated as a possible
    contribuatory factor in some cases of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, IBS, reproductive disorders, allergies, and a variety of other illnesses.
  11. Mercury Build Up in Brain, Organs and Breast Milk of Fetuses of Mothers With Amalgam Fillings
    Mercury from fillings in pregnant women has been shown to cause
    mercury accumulation in brain, kidneys and liver of human fetuses (all of the areas tested). Studies have shown that mercury can be passed to infants from breast milk.
  12. Proper Removal of Fillings Produces Eventual Health Improvement
    recent study published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine related to the proper removal of mercury amalgam fillings from 118 subjects showed an elimination or reduction or 80% of the classic mercury poisoning symptoms. In many cases, it took 6 to 12 months after mercury amalgam removal for the symptoms to disappear.
  13. World-reknowned Experts Agree About Potential Danger
    In contrast to statements from dental trade organizations,
    toxicologists and medical researchers are often quite concerned about the use of mercury. Lars Friberg, the lead toxicologist on the World Health Organization team looking at inorganic mercury and health effects recently stated that he believes that mercury is unsuitable for dental materials because of safety concerns.

Obviously, not everyone experiences acute toxicity effects from the mercury in amalgam fillings. However, virtually everyone does have mercury build up in their bodies from implantation of such fillings. The large increase in mercury exposure from the newer non-gamma-2 mercury fillings means that only time will tell how much damage has been caused by daily exposure to mercury to such fillings.

Mercury amalgam fillings should be removed only by dentists with experience using the protocols, or
properly trained biological dentist. You can search for the right dentist at  www.iaomt.org.

Remember that before and after any amalgam removal, you need to be detoxified to avoid accelerated metal deposit in the tissues, and therefore it is strongly  recommend to contact a certified physician by ACAM ( American College of Advancement in Medicine) for consultation and treatment. You can call our office for information.

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