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mercury is one of the most toxic elements and a persistent traveller

through our environment. So who's the travel agent for this

elemental poison? Coal-fired power plants? most definitely. mining operations?

of course. your neighborhood dental office?

surprisingly yes. do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the -

stuff you got is mercury toxic elemental mercury is toxic silver amalgam fillings

does it contain mercury it does almost up to 50% yes mercury is a toxic

substance if you're exposed to mercury we start seeing much more serious health

effects these health effects would be chronic fatigue double vision couldn't

sleep depression panic attacks memory loss

lowered immune system loss of vision chronic headaches is both an immediate

problem in some individuals in a very long term problem in others I started

having neurological symptoms I didn't feel like a human being in the deepest

part of myself I thought I was dying people think you're crazy and and you're

not crazy you have mercury poisoning why is it that the adaa will not tell the

public that mercury amalgam is harmful frankly the American Dental Association

welcomes new looks that at all of the dental restorative materials the

American people are being overtly lied to by the American Dental Association

and the dental branch of the Food and Drug Administration

you're watching Fox 17 News at 9:00 three years ago I was diagnosed with

multiple sclerosis a debilitating disease that scared me to death but I

stand before you tonight not for pity but to share my hope that I believe

could help hundreds of thousands of other sick people like me in my journey

to MS and back my aspiration was to be a journalist and tell stories that affect

change and tell stories that help people and tell stories that right wrongs and

expose things that kneel light shine daughter I just left my dream job with

CBS News as a national correspondent my husband just left his career and we made

those two decisions based on the kind of parents we wanted to be we wanted to be

engaged parents we wanted to be active parents we wanted to be full-on hands-on

24/7 parents we're very much an outdoorsy family love nature run or do

some type of exercise workout five days a week no issues with my energy level at

all I mean just just felt great I mean I felt great typical day taking care of my

kids and working and basically just focusing on my family that life was good

till the day I had the dental

my name is Boyd Haley I was born in 1940 in a small farming community near New

Point Indiana easiness was the the worst attribute a person could have you know

you had to work hard and you had to be honest liars weren't tolerated shortly

after I was born my dad went in the military and went to the South Pacific

when he came home he was a different person he had some issues that he

brought back to the war I left home to live with my grandparents when I was

about the fourth grade my dad and I could not see eye-to-eye and I think a

lot of that was I was a very energetic inquisitive kid from that point on I

lived in about six or seven different places with different farm families

people today would say they see me digging postholes in the rain and then I

was being abused I never ever felt abused because I had a dog and I could

go hunt I could roam those fields in that woods and I loved that I'm more

comfortable in the woods than any place in the world no joy my life is the the

chemistry aspect of science and making things putting in molecules together to

solve problems and that's what led to my current job right now making a compound

it is safe goes inside cells and binds mercury and renders it non toxic the

thing about mercury is it looks cool but it's not it's really poisonous when you

mess with mercury it gets in your clothes your games your stuff your

furniture your house until everything it touches is trashed elemental mercury is

toxic primarily through inhalation exposure and people just don't realize

how dangerous it is but it is very important to recognize that you can't

see it you can't smell it and there's no way to know that it's there except that

we know that it volatilizes into a and you'll see it in literature all the

time it will volatilize at room temperature and higher that's a very bad

misconception people have if it will volatilize it anything above negative 38

degrees the higher the temperature the more readily it will volatilize a

quicker it will volatilize when a woman is pregnant we hope that she's never

exposed to mercury vapor because we know that it can pass the placenta and cause

neurological problems in the unborn baby and if we see residences or buildings

that have ten micrograms per cubic meter or more of mercury then we consider that

it houses a health risk and we recommend that people don't stay in the building

or the residence 10 micrograms is generally considered inhabitable without

some kind of respiratory protection - schools will be closed tomorrow after a

custodian finds a small amount of mercury on the floor of a room at pikmin

Mills Facebook how much mercury are we talking about not very much about the

amount the size of the eraser on this pencil but school officials explain to

us we would only take the amount of mercury about the size of the sharpened

end of this pencil to contaminate the entire building they'll evacuate a

public building for a broken thermometer but each one of your magum fillings

contains roughly the same amount of mercury

I had one tooth hurty so when I went to the dentist and he looked in my mouth

and looked at the one tooth but she's more focused on the fact that my silver

fillings are 30 years old and there were eight of them and he was telling me that

I needed to get all of these silver fillings out and I needed to get them

replaced and I kept saying well this is the only tooth that's hurting just this

one can we just replace that one and I let him talk me into replacing all the

silver fillings on the right side when it came time to refill them he said what

do you want in there do you want amalgam or do you want the composite the white

version and I said well what does insurance cover and he said well

insurance covers amalgam and the composite is a little more expensive and

I said well oh well you know I've had these other ones for 30 years they work

fine and if that's what insurance covers let's just get that again there was

never a discussion about what was in a silver filling I never gave it a second

thought so I got four bright new shiny silver fillings put in on the right side

and that's when everything started

I was a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of

Kentucky I've been doing mercury research since about 1985 I came to the

University of Kentucky and my research here led me into Alzheimer's disease dr.

marksberry had found elevated mercury in the brains of Alzheimer's patients so I

did a set of studies showing what heavy metals would do this and Mercury was one

of them I put in at that time I had no concern about the modern fillings

anything regarding mercury toxicity and the results were dramatic phenomenal

data that came out was that mercury and only mercury would cause the same

biochemical abnormalities as you saw an Alzheimer's disease using our technology

for evaluating the activity of certain enzymes and then all of a sudden the

problem changed it was no longer a scientific problem that I ran into that

was easy I mean I could do that the problem was political when I tried

to get funded to look at mercury as a neurotoxin and its possibilities of

contributing to Alzheimer's disease they shut me down my grants were just totally

rejected and it said something to the effect dr. Haley has to realize we don't

need to see any more of these kinds of studies since that time I have never

gotten another NIH grant and that was sold destroyed I had been funded for

20-some years of doing research then all of a sudden I couldn't get a grant I had

no money to run my laboratories and I felt like I just walked off a cliff and

you know hanging onto that last branch and I'm Steeve stated and the Sandy

helped me through that when I first wrote in those grants I remember talking

to Sandy about how important I thought they were

Sandi's the good sounding board gives good advice and she helped me accept the

fact that my ideas were not going to be accepted by the current medical


my name is Karen burns I was a dental assistant for 24 years I got nametag

spare time for my bi annual dental appointment hopefully I'll have no flow

cavities going to dr. Goldberg's office dr.

Goldberg is the dentist that I worked for for I would say about seven years my

last job that I had before I got sick and luckily even though we don't agree

on the issue we've maintained a friendship and I go to the office

parties and gonna lunch with them after my cleaning today so you know it's a

good way to wrap up my dental career from his education and knowledge he has

a difference of opinion about what made me sick but he doesn't say that I'm not

sick and he respects me and even respects I believe my activism that I'm

doing and I tell them all the time doing it for him and the girls in the office

to make them safe so it's all good

my name is dr. Richard Evan Goldberg I am a practicing general dentist in

Monroe Township New Jersey I met Karen here 2000 she came to me as a dental

assistant with experience I hired her she proved herself to be a fun

vivacious energetic character and a good dental assistant she worked with me for

a few years and then at some point she physically became unwell to the point

where she could no longer work she felt fairly early on that her

medical condition was as a result to her exposure of mercury and amalgam

discussion about dental amalgams and its safety have gone back before I went to

school a big concern obviously is mercury and the mercury coming from

dental amalgams and whether or not it has some kind of negative effect on

individuals and to what degree can you measure it and whether or not it is to

such a degree that it makes the material unsafe for free usage in people

in the early 1800s organized dentistry was still in its infancy as there were

no dental schools or licensing boards it was common that craftsmen such as the

local barber or blacksmith might also practice dentistry which at the time

amounted to little more than having teeth pulled or gold fillings placed in

cavities dental mercury's introduction to the United States came in 1833 by the

Krakauer brothers of France they called it royal mineral secundum a handmade

mixture of melted silver coin shavings and elemental mercury the lower cost of

this combination of mercury with another metal otherwise known as an amalgam

enabled a larger portion of the population to afford the services of

those dentists who used amalgam fillings but a bitter controversy started brewing

over the use of mercury as a restorative material and by 1843 the world's first

national dental organization the American Society of Dental Surgeons

passed a resolution stating that the use of amalgam was considered to be


the American Society of Dental Surgeons asked members to sign a pledge never to

place what the organization referred to as poison metal fillings and those

members who did use an album risked being expelled and by 1856 the American

Society of dental surgeons disbanded due to loss of membership

in its place rose the American Dental Association in 1859 which to this day

continues to promote the safety of mercury fillings

shortly after I had the dental work done I had this heavy-metal taste in my mouth

and it was all day every day it was gross and so I started buying a

lot of gum and chewing gum all the time trying to mask the taste or make it go

away then a few weeks I started noticing some weird neurological sensations I

started having what what I would describe is like kin prick feeling and I

had the sensation of cool water rushing down the back of my head and down my

back and I kept just sort of passing it off as something fleeting that would go

away but but it kept building the symptoms kept building and then then it

affected my vision and I had blurred vision in one eye and then I had this

weird ringing in my ear I would be in a conversation with someone and there's

like this in my ear while I'm trying to talk to someone and the biggest effect

was these deep deep headaches and they were so deep I mean deep deep down in my

like in my brain but when I would go to the doctor and they would tell me all

these possibilities of what it could be then that would kind of make me feel

okay this is probably in my head it's probably a culmination of all those

things together and I'm gonna be fine and I'm going to ignore this so I would

just go on about my business and and think okay they're right they're right

they're right and I'm wrong this must be in my head

this must be in my head it was in my head it was in my teeth so I kept

believing them letting it get worse and worse and worse until the day when I

woke up and couldn't walk

the first time I saw sandy was she was walking down the farmlands and she would

walk up and get on the same school bus I was riding on she was the first girl I

ever dated when I was about a junior in high school I asked her on a hayride

when I came back from out of the army she picked me up we were sitting in her

car but I asked her to marry me and I I told her what my goal was was to go get

a PhD in chemistry and it was gonna be tough for about four or five years cuz

you're not gonna make a lot of money

well it's been very important to both Boyd and I to to stay balanced and we

both love nature we both love animals so this is a

perfect place for us it's our refuge against the stresses of life so we love

it here for over 20 years Boyd has committed himself to educating

people about the dangers of mercury exposure he has traveled all over the

world sometimes he's gone once a month so it's

a considerable amount of time he has sacrificed a lot in the way of time

energy and money he doesn't do this for monetary reasons does it cause he's so

passionate and committed to the cause it takes a very courageous person to be

truthful and speak honestly as he has I admire him for that

but since 1991 I've been given talks all over the world I was averaging over 30

trips a year and you know I you know testified in front of Congress I've gone

to Europe many many times and that's not an easy trip for an older person like me

it takes a lot of starch out of you the organization that actually introduced me

to the concept that dental amalgams were releasing toxic amounts of mercury is

the International Academy of oral medicine and toxicology they thought it

was causing a lot of medical damage and they were right I mean I agree with them

now I didn't at the time I thought that the FDA nor the a DEA would allow anyone

to put something in the mouths of citizens that released so much mercury

vapor and and not have tested it I've given up a huge number of my weekends

with my family to go to meetings because this is a message that has to get out

that the amalgams the toxic to people and are causing a lot of problems

I don't see my family as much as I used to they live here in Staten Island I

live in New Jersey like my husband said you know most people don't know about

mercury poisoning they don't know anyone else with Berkeley poisoning they don't

read about it in the news they don't hear about it so even though I have it

they don't really understand because they assume they see me I'm on my feet

and everything is fine you know it's kind of like they forget that I'm sick

and I don't want to be sick you know FDA does it say a DA really

says it's safe so they don't understand like how I could be sick from it and

nobody else is amalgams or silver fillings have been used for over 150

years some critics have claimed that amalgams are unsafe this is not true you

can't install a mercury releasing product into someone's mouth two inches

from their brain and expect not to see some repercussions amalgam fillings

contain roughly 50% elemental mercury which releases mercury vapor that is

higher than with the a DA estimates the science tells us that 80% of the mercury

vapor we breathe accumulates in our bodies very quickly with a good portion

end up in our brains there are vapors mercury vapors that are emitted from

dental amalgam during the mixing process during the placement process there's no

evidence that at this point that the mercury vapors say that are emitted are

harmful and I woke up the next morning and I got out of bed and I was walking

sort of like this and I had to reach for the door facing

and I as hard as I tried to my as hard as I tried to get my brain to tell my

legs to walk straight I I couldn't make them work

it was beyond frightening I didn't know if I'd had a stroke overnight I I just

couldn't figure out what was what was going on and I called my husband and I

said honey I I can't walk I was so scared I was home alone and I knew the

kids were about to get up and I I'm trying to figure out him I'm not gonna

be able to care for these children so we went back to the doctor that day the

same doctor who'd been telling me it could be all these other things and same

doctor this day after she ran a couple of tests on me she said just kind of in

a callous manner well maybe we got EMS or a brain tumor so we're gonna get

chance for your MRI later tonight and we'll get right on this

I mean my husband and I both look at each other thinking did we just hear

what we think we just heard what what just happened I've been coming to you

for three or four months telling you something's wrong and you're telling me

everything's mine and now you tell me I have a brain tumor or MS from there I

went to see an MS doctor and he ran a bunch of tests and came back and said at

this point we're gonna hold off on treating you with any MS medication

because we want to see you back in six months just to kind of see where things

are and kind of get a better feel of how your body is going to react to this

disease and I mean I am in tears would you please give me these MS shots

give me something slow this thing down I'm raising babies I need you to stop

this train and he wouldn't give me any medicine and now looking back that was

basically the hand of God just just interceding right at that

moment and saying just hold on hold on just wait there's something better

I'm dr. Matthew Young I'm a general dentist here in Hendersonville North

Carolina I've been here at this location for 29 years it was a traditional

dentist for about 10 or 12 years and then found out about the dangers of

mercury and other dental materials so he became mercury free not putting in any

mercury Mountain fillings and then when I discovered the international academy

of oral medicine toxicology then I became mercury safe what that means is

we use special protective engineering controls for OSHA to reduce the exposure

of our employees and our patients to the mercury vapor when the old mercury

fillings are removed

we've been out here at dr. Young's office this week installing a

multi-point mercury monitoring system that continuously and sequentially

measures from eight different sample points throughout his dental office

almost all of our other clients that deal with mercury are required by OSHA

and EPA to measure their facility throughout the day to make sure that

their employees are below the ceiling limit which is a hundred micrograms per

cubic meter dr. Young has taken a major step here by being the first dentist

that I'm aware of to install a multi-point mercury monitoring system

into his office he's doing everything he can to keep his employees and himself as

well as his patients safe during normal procedures that have to do with dental

and mercury amalgam fillings and this is what the OSHA regulation requires is

that the dentist is aware of how much mercury is in his office that the

employees are educated about it we have a heavy metal chapter in our OSHA

handbook that the employees have to read and understand they have to wear special

protective gear so it keeps off their skin and they're not allowed to breathe

it and our machine keeps track of how clean the air is here in order to save

although these dangerous levels and I think it's incumbent ethically upon the

dentist to be aware of those risks and to also monitor and educate their

employees every day

I just flew in from Santiago Chile where I gave a presentation to a group of

legislators and researchers down there and tomorrow I give a talk to the

International Academy of oral medicine and toxicology on how mercury causes

some of the biochemical abnormalities that we see in some of the neurological

diseases such as Alzheimer's disease

dr. Bailey research scientists and international election chairman of

affirmative chemistry of the US and Kentucky has numerous research studies

mercury and only mercury causes the breakdown and deeply memorization of

tubulin off of the neurofibroma deucing neurofibrillary tangles which is the

hallmark of Alzheimer's disease not only that but published studies repeatedly

show that the widespread exposure of mercury and its effects on the brain

explains every single aspect of Alzheimer's disease it is the missing

piece of the puzzle has been literally right under the noses of researchers for

all these years

gentle Malcolm's release many many micrograms of mercury per day into our

bodies so you not only have you know a toxin that can do the effect you have it

placed within inches of your brain and how do how do you get that across to

people and I think I do a decent job sometimes I'm not so sure is that and a

lot of people don't want my slides in my dance form have my slides you give my

talk I don't care I mean it's this is not information that's secretive or

anything it's just something that should be out there for everybody to use here I

was with six months to do nothing but wait and get worse and I thought well

what else do I have to do but maybe try to look into this and figure out where

all this came from the very next Sunday at church a guy in our classes said you

know my brother who treats people who've been diagnosed with MS he treats them

for heavy metal toxicity related to their feelings he said I don't know much

about it but I know that he's had some success and there's something about

there's mercury or something in these fillings he said do you have any of

those I said well yeah I just got four new ones that I have four old ones on

this side that was my first glimmer of hope the

first moment that I've been told anything that even remotely sounded like

there might be some sort of hope out there for me

I cannot believe I didn't know that there was mercury in these silver

fillings I believe it I thought about what this has to be a lie

I think the majority of people still do not know what these dentists were

putting in their mouth and in the mouths of their children

according to a 2006 nationwide Zogby poll 76 percent of consumers did not

know mercury was the main component of dental amalgam fillings but once

informed 92 percent of respondents thought their dentist should be required

to inform them about mercury and non mercury dental fillings prior to

treatment the majority of dentists are not aware

that under the learned intermediary doctrine health care practitioners are

bound by law to pass along manufacturer warnings to patients we know that's not

being done in fact it's worse than you think it's prohibited regrettably the

American Dental Association has a provision in its code of ethics to stop

dentists from initiating communications with patient about the risk of mercury

dental fillings this what I call gag rule has unfortunately been enforced by

many dentists dominated state dental wards

today I'm here with Pennsylvania Coalition for mercury free dentistry and

we were talking to patients going in to get free dental kit and we were letting

them know they were eligible to get a white filling but no extra cost and that

would be safer for them a lot of the dentists that came out and dental

assistants were putting their eyes up in the air like they were aggravated that

we would come and talk to the patients like this but you know I wish somebody

told me that I was breathing in all these toxic fumes I had no idea and

these these people in this school that have been trained they have no idea

well I I can't remember when I didn't enjoy fishing I mean my my granddad was

a person who liked to fish quite a bit and took me quite often it's always been

a you know major relaxation for me I went to graduate school we ate a lot off

of what you know I either caught fishing my wife and I or what I shot the bird

hunting with my dogs catching fish was uh you know a

supplement to our diet and since we didn't have a lot of money eating the

fish this is probably better than what we could buy in the grocery store it's a

big big difference and it's kind of sad that today the kids are told everyone's

told don't eat too many to fish they're they're too toxic with mercury there are

fish advisories and all about almost all the water in the United States I think

said you know what why go fish if you can't eat the fish you're catching

you're catching something that's toxic right it just takes the the you know the

romance and the the livelihood is out of it so and I think we should do

everything we can to get our water and air clean again that means we have to

stop all kinds of mercury we can't blame just one group and ones that things that

you can do something about like dental amalgams that's it be done

the United Nations Environment Program reports the 10% of global mercury usage

is for amalgam tooth fillings this results in up to 340 tons of dental

mercury journeying into the environment each year in the United States

dentists are currently the largest users of elemental mercury this accounts for

roughly 32 tons of mercury used yearly to place amalgam restorations otherwise

known as silver fillings although the number of amalgams placed has decreased

over the last few decades dentists still use amalgam without

precautions so the threat of mercury exposure continues

tonight I continue my story with a comprehensive look at efforts to ban

silver fillings across the world this year the US State Department proclaimed

we should phase down the use of mercury amalgam fillings during international

treaty talks at the United Nations but the mercury treaty as it's called which

would affect every dentist in the world is not a done deal yet whether or not I

believe that the minut amounts of inert dental amalgam that might go down into a

system really will affect the water supplies of a community I haven't seen

any evidence to suggest it I'm always open to changing my mind because of the

United Nations mercury treaty recognizing dentistry as a significant

contributor to environmental mercury exposure the EPA is considering

regulations that would require all dentists to install equipment that would

capture the dental mercury before it reaches the environment

for over 75 years consumers and dental professionals have looked for the

American Dental Association seal of acceptance on products the ad a seal

stands for quality and effectiveness manufacturers who apply for the seal

must meet certain criteria they must provide objective data supporting the

product safety you've never done any safety studies on this product I'm the

former consumer representative on the dental products panel at the FDA if

amalgam is taken to a class-3 by the FDA class-3 would require manufacturers to

prove safety which they never had to do they're not going to spend the millions

of dollars to try to prove that mercury is safe when everyone knows it isn't all

product claims made on packaging and labeling are approved by the a DA so you

can trust them

convince Kristoffer shade I have a PhD in environmental and analytical

chemistry of mercury I developed a new testing technology for separating

different forms of mercury we use that now in clinical testing to look at how

different forms of mercury go into the body and build up in different

reservoirs and how they come out we've run about 20,000 tests now and

unfortunately most mainstream dentists don't come to be to look for testing

they're taught that there is no mercury exposure and so the only guys that I

look at are they mercury free dentist which means they're only removing

amalgam they're not placing it and they even stick out from the regular

population as having higher mercury levels so if these guys who are taken

every step they can to lower all of their occupational exposure just imagine

what the dentist to take no precautions look like I had a regular life

everything was going good and when my daughter was about two years old I

started to get thicker and thicker I

finally went to holistic doctor and they asked what I did for a living and I said

I was a dental assistant a dental assistant has the potential to have a

very high amount of mercury in the brain neurological symptoms happen to be the

most dominant symptom in the constellation of problems that mercury


well I've been diagnosed a five on my house and chronic fatigue so they tested

my hair and my earring and found out that I had full-blown mercury poisoning

Karen burns urinary levels at the time of her sickness were well within the

range where this could be an issue so she had sufficient exposure to cause

serious neurological effects this was causing my fatigue and my muscle pain

and my lowered immune system my rashes the numbness in my hands and fingers and

feet so a lot of these fatigue symptoms that come along with the mercury

exposure along with the emotionality are very very obvious repercussions of a

mercury toxicity I worked for over 20 dentist none of them ever said amalgam

wasn't safe they didn't tell anybody that there were warnings on the labels

we discovered that when you remove these old fillings with the dental drill that

a large vapor of mercury is exposing the patient and the employee in the

workplace so we've put in protective engineering controls to filter the air

filter the water and to reduce the patient and employees exposure to that

toxic level of mercury as dentists drill Oh to filling their dental drill runs at

about 400,000 rpm and it sends a shower of micron size and submicron sized

particles everywhere this tens of thousands of parts per million there was

literature actually that measured the amount of particulate matter in the air

space or the the breathing zone of the dentist during removals and have

researcher had studied this using mannequins into which they had put in

fake teeth with fillings in them and then drilled them out and taken all the

measurements while they were doing it and the dose of particulate matters

by Dennis if they don't take precautions is huge it's way larger than the vapor

exposure they get during the same process particulate exposure for a

single filling delivers and micrograms of mercury which in mercury terms is a

lot and if they even if they wear the typical surgical masks they are designed

to stop particles of around three microns in size or larger because that's

the size of typical bacteria well the particles of amalgam pass right

through that mask because they're well less than three microns they average

around one and a half microns aside and go down to the sub micron level the the

amalgam load would probably give them a hundred times more exposure to mercury

than just inhaling the vapor that is present at the same time the particle

load carries and unwell 50 percent of the mass of any particular particle is

mercury and that's delivered straight to the lungs and it's absorbed within three

days and the masses quite large and it stays there as opposed to the mercury

vapor drops off fairly quickly amalgam particles that have been inhaled they

don't dissipate anywhere but directly into the body so the dose delivered is

very very significant we are under estimating a source of mercury and it

can have massive implications on how dentistry is practiced the the amount of

particulate that comes off of these dental fillings when they're drilled is

is monstrous and unfortunately in a regular practice this particulate is not

treated as as anything that's of significance this is an occupational

matter if you understand that when you do drill out mercury fillings that this

this particulate is being spread out all over the place any possible skin exposed

to this particulate has to be covered by some form of barrier that is resistant

to mercury vapor getting through it so we we have a big problem and we have to

start recognizing that this particulate this waste is a big deal and the first

step in my opinion to trying to mitigate this exposure is to stop putting it in

in the first place we have to we have to start looking at the alternative

materials there they're safe they're effective they're they have longevity

and in if you consider the environmental impact and the cost of use through its

life amalgam fillings are they're the worst and most expensive material that

we can think of using I don't particularly have great concerns with

the removal of dental amalgams and you know like us have said to you if

something came up tomorrow where I thought I was conveyed it was some

convincing evidence that it would show some kind of harm of course then perhaps

I would change burns versus curve David Burns is a dentist in Shelbyville

Tennessee he hired me and off we went against the largest manufacturer of

dental amalgam in the country Kirk corporation what they did was present

evidence that their warning was adequate hers warnings are published in material

safety data sheets that they're required to distribute with their product but the

warning essentially said that mercury is a neurotoxin and it was at least

arguable that all the things that Kerr was warning about happened to burns

soakers position was this is a dangerous product we told you it's a dangerous

product and the case ought to be dismissed because you've been adequately

warned ok little history here when Denis go to dental school they're taught that

mixto amalgam is completely inert and so when a dentist goes in to grind out an

amalgam filling is reading tremendous quantities of mercury particulate the

particulate is bound to the other constituents of amalgam but Burns was

absorbing tremendous amounts thousands of micrograms of mercury a day and

ultimately began to suffer very predictable consequences back to our

case Kerr tells us it's warning is adequate we say no it's not the vast

majority of the mercury going into his system is from this mixed and

all-mountain and it was and I don't think anyone argued with that so is the

warning adequate if it only tells them that we're crias poisonous to my

surprise the district court said yeah it is adequate the manufacturer didn't say

that the poisonous mercury would be any less poisonous when mixed with the other

dental amalgam constituents the appellate court a published opinion also

felt that the adequacy of the warning was such

that barnes was or should have been aware that mixin amalgam was completely

poisonous I have been pushed by the a da American Dental Association as somebody

is on the lunatic French and what's lunatic about the fact that somebody's

putting a most toxic metal known to man in your mouth and I'm saying hey we

really need to look at this this may be the cause of Alzheimer's disease we have

to do something we have to come up with something that's very dramatic I am

going to visualize the mercury vapor rolling off of these amalgams when you

put a drill on them or when you've abrade them in any way this will leave

no doubt in people's mind that there's a lot of mercury coming out of dental

amalgams when you put them in when you take them out I'm very optimistic this

that may change the entire attitude of the American Dental Association dr. Ann

Boyd Haley coming from University of Kentucky up Lexington and he's going to

help us to put the box together where we're going to visualize the mercury

vapor yeah the first smoking tooth video shows

a 25 year old amalgam that from an extracted tooth and they put it in front

of the mercury lamp and you can see exactly how much mercury is vaporizing

off the filling when you see this for the first time it's quite a shock to see

the amount of mercury and the volume that your patients are either breathing

or swallowing and from then on I knew that I wasn't going to place anymore

amalgams and when I remove them I was going to do it safely I just think the

best thing to do is to keep in mind that our ethical Creed is to do no harm

I think the biggest confliction from anybody who first joins the ilm team is

you're going to have to talk to the same patients that you just put the mercury

fillings in maybe a year ago two years ago and tell them that you've learned

this new information about it I think you have to come to terms in your own

ethics and your own heart as to how you're going to communicate that and how

you're going to present that to patients without feeling like you're

contradicting your previous work the most beautiful part about the whole

transition is that your patient loyalty really blooms tremendously because it

seems like the patient's know more about this than the traditional dentist we're

finding out that Mercury's been taking out a lot of other medicines and other

industries in the world and it's soon gonna be removed from dentistry

according to UN treaty in 2013 we hope so when the times change it's wise to

change with them there's a difference between someone coming in here and being

concerned about the safety of the amalgam and after me educating a patient

who's a lay person who's not in the profession and may just have heard

something from a fairly uneducated journalist about this that I will after

that discussion they still feel that they would like I'm removed I might

consider doing it for them okay this is gonna be a lot of money it sounds crazy

looks crazy and if this works why isn't everybody doing it and where are we

gonna find the money to do this and what if it doesn't work and we've poured all

this money down the drain then what am I gonna do and my husband and I talked

about it prayed about it over several weeks and we decided that we needed to

get these fillings out and just see what happened and that was ten grand I have a

real hard time with is when you have doctors espousing removals of dental

amalgams because they believe that some systemic illness is the cause of it

and within a week of getting the silver fillings out the mercury out of my mouth

I was 50% better the science is not very convincing it's not because you can find

people with these conditions without dental amalgams

their mouths the dental industry promotes a stance that on its surface

seems simple and adequate it says that if she got sick from mercury and all the

dental assistants would be sick for mercury all the dentist would be sick

for mercury but they're not but if you really understand the complexities of

biochemistry genetics and genetic susceptibility you'd see that that's

really a flawed scientific stance lead will increase the toxicity of a known

amount of mercury over a hundred fold and so when people say well we can look

at people and they don't have enough mercury to be mercury toxic well I would

say you're not that smart you have to know what the lead

concentration is in that person every human body has a genetic predisposition

to handle toxicity a certain way and that's what's so frustrating is they

just feel like they can dismiss all of this information and in all of these

studies and all of the the stories like mine of people being cured because not

everybody who has amalgam fillings get sick there's a very strong biological

reason for this and it comes down to the individual susceptibility most of this

is genetic susceptibility certain people will get sick will have symptoms at much

lower levels of exposure than other people but what I personally would not

do is if somebody came in with say multiple sclerosis and said I heard that

if I remove all these dental fillings my multiple sclerosis is going to go away I

won't do that I will tell them that I do not believe that that is the science at

all I'm not convinced of it and that I would perhaps be doing more harm to them

than good in trying to remove these things

dental amalgam has been used in dentistry for over 150 years and was

grandfathered into use by the Food and Drug Administration because of this the

product was not classified in 1976 Congress passed a law mandating that the

FDA classified all products which had been grandfathered into use after 33

years of ignoring the congressional mandate to classify amalgam fillings the

FDA was sued Charlie Brown National Council consumers for dental choice our

mission is to ban the use of mercury based dental fillings known incorrectly

as silver fillings a we sought a court order to order fda to classify a gentle

le nouvel said that's enough you go into mediation you come back here a week from

Monday and you tell me what date you're gonna classify amalgam said that the FDA

the federal government is again going to look into the safety of the fillings

that tens of millions of us already have the fillings in question are the silver

kind and the concern here is mercury which is an ingredient the American

Dental Association insists the fillings are safe but many people believe the

mercury can lead to serious health problems

our whole life's change because of this in the beginning it was hard for him to

understand this too and I was lucky that Nick went to a health conference and our

holistic dentist was there and he lectured and then my husband came home

and took his retirement money out chelation that was the first fun that I

got the chelation so yes she's been really supportive amazingly supportive

when you get something like this you just want to go crawl in a hole and just

say to heck with it I'm out see you I mean I never could have made it through

this without Chris and he is so strong he's strung his faith he's strong

emotionally he just kept encouraging me and telling me it's going to be okay

we've got such a great marriage I mean she's my best friend and just

doesn't matter now nothing's going to get between us including a sickness I

know how sick she feels and I just try to do whatever I can to help her and I

think she appreciates that

it has affected our relationship and our life totally like upside down well it

was a good defining moment in our marriage because when you get married

what are the vows you know through sickness and in health right every step

of the way it's like it's gonna be fine oh good we're together I'm not leaving I

love you I don't care if you're in a wheelchair I don't care if I have to

pick you up we're just gonna pick you up and take you wherever we're going

I did what I had to do to be a supportive husband in every way possible

so it wasn't that big of a deal it's what I signed up for and and it's the

way it should be I'm glad that he had the foresight to

see farther down the road and to to not be as frightened as I was it's brought

us closer in some ways but these days when you know it catches up to me it

catches up to her and it's like we all want to just go to bed like try to hope

that tomorrow would be better but it's you know it's not always easy

we're gonna go to Walmart and pick up some material to make a box so we can

video mercury leaving a dental amalgam like you would do in a general chemistry

experiment the most uneducated person is going to look at that and say that is

mercury vapor coming off of an amalgam that's been in my mouth for twenty years

this is a really inexpensive experiment the a DA and the FDA could do this with

their lunch money

and yet they refuse to do and they'll even make claims that what we're doing

can't be repeated and it's something that's done in so many general chemistry

laboratories that you can't deny that what it's measuring dr. Matt young and I

are going to make this marks and demonstrate this

hello mate hey boy have you thank you for coming my pleasure

mercury vapors you can't see it in the daylight and and with you breathe it you

can't taste it you can't smell it so what we're hoping is that when we make

visual showing this mercury vapor rolling off of these amalgams when you

put a drill on them that the dentists will all of a sudden oh my god these

guys aren't lying there's a lot of mercury coming off we can visually shove

it and this is a an approach that's been developed by chemists you activate a

mercury lamp a mercury lamp is a lamp that contains mercury vapour that you

run a current through and that mercury emits a light of a special wavelength

that water and air will not absorb however if you place them in front of

that lamp an amount and a tooth and you activate that tooth by brushing it then

millions and millions of atoms of mercury come off of that tooth and the

atom of mercury gets in between the screen and the lamp it absorbs that

photon and blocks that light and it looks like there is a shadow made on the

screen where the mercury is absorbed into life so what you're seeing is

really a absorbance of the photon by the mercury atom that reflects as a shadow

on the screen in addition there's a lot of skeptics out there that think this is

water vapour coming off the teeth and not actually mercury we want to prove

once and for all it is actually mercury vapor that's coming off we also have a

hole in the top of the box with which we will insert our probe and this is going

to go to the mercury 3000 mass spectrophotometer and this is going to

go into the top of the box like this so that a sample of the air during these

procedures can be measured accurately

are you prepared to take the oath senator I am I Barack Hussein Obama do

solemnly swear

I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning while the

FDA was working on the classification newly elected President Obama had

nominated dr. Montgomery to be commissioner of the FDA it is a

privilege to be here today to discuss my nomination as commissioner of the Food

and Drug Administration to me this means operating an agency that is accessible

and transparent the FDA has responsibility to ensure that his work

is driven by the best possible science and is undertaken with integrity

openness and credibility I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have

senator Enzi's during her confirmation hearing she was asked of her position on

dental amalgam she's asked about the rule in the Senate confirmation she

should have said I'm recused from that rule instead she didn't dr. Hamburg

failed to disclose to Senator Enzi but she was a board member of Henry Schein

the largest distributor of amalgam in the US after her appointment was

confirmed dr. Hamburg inherited the oversight of the amalgam rule already in

progress at the FDA Hamburg had a conflict that should have resulted in

her dismissal for his Commissioner they made her sign and ethics contract that

said I will not participate in any manner affecting Henry Schein as long as

I own the stock or stock options so she checked the price of her stock options a

day before the meeting that she knew was being held July 1 she had the meeting to

discuss the amalgam rule with Susan runner and other top FDA staff she went

ahead and worked on the Henry Schein rule bla she owned the stock coffee in

mid-july she said okay I'll recuse myself for ethical reasons she will not

disclose how she recused herself when she recused herself whether she recused

herself we did their word for you understand a recusal is normally written

phenomena the judge says I'm off this case the Commissioner says I'm off this

case she never wrote down anything Homburg in the final weeks before the

roll road Henry shines lawyer and said I want to Unruh Cuse myself when you take

back to stock options I want to get back in and regulate for you I want to

regulate for you I want to end my recusal anything affecting you so I can

go back take my stock options back and the guy was happy to do

I knew from my research that getting the fillings out alone was not enough

because the mercury from the fillings is stored in your tissue and it

particularly likes the central nervous system so I knew that I needed to take

that next step and you know trying to decide do I really need to get chelation

and if so how do I go about this and I never would have figured all of this out

if it weren't for God's guiding hand I

never will forget one day I was at the Y and I finished my workout in him just

praying and meditating and I'm just saying you know God if I'm not supposed

to do this just slip no I mean I'm already better without these feelings

then I can already feel my body's calm down it's not as agitated and I'm not

twitching as much but you know I'm good I can I can live with what I got if I'm

not supposed to do anything else if I'm not supposed to go get chelation or

pursue any other experimental treatments I'm good just let me know give me a sign

just give me a sign that I'm on the right track and at the place where I

work out they have a basket of Bible verses as you walk out and they call it

spiritual vitamin and I grabbed one on the way out that day and it's it

you all know the truth and the truth will set you free

and I knew

these treatments were IV treatments I did it for a couple of years and then my

veins collapsed I had no veins left I couldn't do it

anymore so even if I had the money I'm enough I could get chelation at this

stage of the game if you've had a bad amalgam removal or a period where you

had high mercury exposure often long after that mercury you are exposed to is

gone the damage from that remains I don't know what to say what to do I mean

this has been a long wall I've been sick now 15 years there's so many days out of

the year that I can't even get out of bed you know every day you wake up and

you can't feel like you have the flu flu-like symptoms and you're just sick

as a dog and you push yourself push yourself push yourself because you

wanted to maintain what little life you can I don't I don't say in my lifetime

it ever getting strained down people ever believing I would have to make

a recent study by the Food and Drug Administration found no valid evidence

that amalgams are unsafe that's great news for patients and Denis alike the

International Academy of oral medicine and toxicology a scientific organization

made up of dental medical and research professionals immediately started

combing through the new rule and found many glaring errors all in favor of the

safety of amalgam the petition for reconsideration challenged the FDA final

rule on regulatory ground in scientific grounds we found 27 propositions of

error and I mean big errors in the FDA's final rule the public doesn't know it

because public doesn't sync up with us but the FDA knows about them somehow it

gets a free pass I don't understand it and I can only assume that its political

influence brought by the ABA it's causing these aberrant results not

everyone agrees with a new Food and Drug Administration report that's out this

week it says silver dental fillings are safe in fact the final rule of the

classification was a huge disappointment to health advocates as it declared the

mercury vapor released from amalgam fillings to be safe for anyone and

everyone with the news that there would be no constraints upon the product Henry

Schein stock soared humbert writes him the day the rule comes out and says my

friendships with Henry Schein outlast my refusal my friendships outlast my

refusals Shyne stock jumps a buck-and-a-half July

30 at the general counsel rights barbara Hamburg we are indebted to you for your

work as commissioner we are indebted to you that's the kind of thing that

happens in Washington that creates in everybody's mind that we're all corrupt

up here well I'm congressman Dan Burton from the fifth District of Indiana and

when you find out that government officials who are making decisions

regarding the health of the nation are doing questionable things it only adds

to the problem people should have confidence in the government that we're

trying to do the best we can for them and if a head of the FDA has stock in a

company that makes dental amalgams and they're making rulings they should be

recusing themselves and if they don't I think that they're guilty of criminal

activity and the reason I say that is because I am convinced after having been

the chairman of Government Reform and oversight for six years and had numerous

hearings on the subject that the mercury and the amount UM's does cause human

neurological problems she should not be FDA Commissioner absolutely not

I literally put my self in that doctors hand and just went with it I am seeing

an osteopathic doctor began intravenous chelation of EDTA and DMPs it's kind of

like chemotherapy that's what it's like you get an injection you get an IV and

you just kind of sit there for a couple of hours and there was this big bag of

liquid being poured into your body and it's it's frightening and I made it

through the whole day and felt normal and then I slept great and woke up the

next day and I thought well okay I survived it there must be something to

this then I went back for my next treatment the next week and then I

started feeling so much better I mean I just had like an extra kick in my step

I'm thinking okay I'm on to something here

and each treatment just reinforced what I had researched and and it may not work

for everybody and I'm certainly not saying that it will and I think that

that there's something to be said of starting early in my case we arrested it

early we arrested it contained it stopped it and I'm good but there are

some people who've been say for a long long time and it's hard to reverse the

image if it's been going on for a long time I definitely felt vindicated and I

think I told my husband that said powerful so vindicated I said now I mean

look at me I'm so much better and I can't even believe it I feel like I'm

not crazy anymore you know I feel like this is valid this is real more people

need to know about this and that's when my husband started saying well you need

to tell people you say honey you know you sure are doing good you know you

really need to tell people about this

this morning is the open public hearing could you state your name my name is

Karen burns and I was a dental assistant for 24 years

until I couldn't work anymore when I first thought of dental assisting we

didn't win masks or gloves we had a bottle of mercury and silver pellets

that we put together by hand we didn't understand that these vapors were

everywhere you must see the damage that it's doing why should anyone have to

suffer this illness when it can be totally eradicated I hope you people

just listen and find it in your heart to really consider all of this it's it's a

real thing thank you

before we got married sandy and I had talked about having children and so we

decided that we would start our family right at the end of my PhD career

Michelle was born during the last year of my PhD studies about five years later

we had Shannon Shannon and I you know we get on the phone and talk about research

all the time one night when she was running her PhD thesis it was on the

internet and she saw him site where they'd said some pretty horrible things

about me he was upset you know because she knew I

wasn't that way I I calmed her down and talked to her and told her who they were

and that you know you know if you're gonna make difference in the world you

got a-you got to develop some lot of a thick skin because they're gonna be

people to say things about you but it's still hurt I mean nobody likes their

children reading that there are charlatans and that they're doing things

that are unethical etc it's a form of character assassination remember I want

to hang out from her I felt really bad that I couldn't tell her well your dad's

really right on this you know I can say that but everybody else in the world is

hearing 10 times 20 times more from the a DA and people like me are on the

lunatic fringe I can't go chase around the Internet

respond to everything they're saying you know an old saying my granddad used to

have you know you can get into a urinating contest with a skunk and you

might win but you're gonna smell bad and so I came into the front room got a

glass of red wine and set there and and really thought about it because it was a

very very disturbing I care about what my daughters think about me what my wife

thinks about me and what my grandchildren think about me and and I

want them to think that you know granddad was a hell of a man he worked

hard and he did the right thing all the time

and I finally realized I can't help er there's a lot more of them there are me

and I had to do something to stop this the only way I could win this fight was

to do something to remove mercury toxicity from people and showed that

this would make him healthier and that's the night that I decided that I was

going to make a safe and effective key later to remove mercury from the body

european medicine agency and then the fda neither one of them have an approved

treatment for mercury toxicity the compounds that people use today DMPs

dmsa EDTA they have failings as the key leaders are all toxic in a way people

are made more sick by taking chelation when they're metal toxic if you don't do

it right the problem is all the key leaders do not penetrate the cells and

that's where the mercury goes to cause it's toxic effect you're taking a drug

that doesn't get inside cells to treat that

that's silly that's not that's not logical and the one we made the nice

thing about it it penetrates the blood-brain barrier gets into the brain

penetrates two cell membranes it penetrates into the mitochondria and

it binds mercury in the body and renders it non-toxic well that's a logical

approach to solving a biomedical problem go over the talks in the setting we now

have our compound designated as an orphan drug to treat mercury toxicity in

both the USA and in Europe Norvin drug is one that isn't with the

pharmaceutical companies working on because there's not enough value there

and right now the obstacle I have is getting it approved through the

regulatory sources as a drug that can be given to people I've been talking about

Murphy years before ever thought about making a key later

we just finished constructing our visualization box which is made out of

everyday materials that you can get at any hardware store typically in most

dental schools it's been taught that the mercury is trapped within the matrix of

the amalgam and so therefore we're trying to visualize here and prove the

fact that there's a significant amount that comes off during the mixing during

the packing and then we have some teeth with the amount that's been set for a

while and we're going to be removing that with a high speed dental drill in

order to visualize how much paper comes off during that procedure as well the

American Dental Association has made the argument that mercury is fixed in the

mountain fillings and it doesn't come out easily and what this research that

we're doing here visually shows is that when you drill on an amalgam filling

that it dramatically exposes the patient and the dentist and the dental

technician to huge amounts of mercury vapor that enters the body it's even

worse than what they imagined twenty four hundred and eighty-three micrograms

per cubic metre and I've never seen levels of mercury this I that's pretty

much unheard of in any type of work environment because it definitely shows

with just absolute fact hard science that amalgams when they are heated with

the drill by drilling on them released copious amounts of mercury vapor into

the air clearly if you're not measuring it you're not monitoring it and you're

not educating these employees then the OSHA regulations are not being upheld

and so I just asked the ATA know you care about your own people I mean these

are people who are members of the a da and you're exposing them to high levels

of mercury vapor by it still supporting the use of dental matters

the idea is matches just simple and it's been this for many many years and that

is that amalgam is a safe and effective dental material it's disconcerting that

despite all the regulations regarding mercury in the workplace mainstream

dentistry still promotes these fillings is perfectly safe the science hasn't

changed science has been this way for decades

unfortunately there are some groups who don't accept the science who like to

rely on fear and other factors the a da is a group that just dismisses and

denies without doing any experiments they could be doing the same experiments

we're doing showing doesn't mercury doesn't tonight I want to see them do

that what patient safety and science shows us

what science shows us now is that patient safety is absolutely protected

with denimm alkyl material the Dennis goes in to grind out amalgam filling is

creating tremendous quantities of mercury particulate so for that period

of time they're working there are a hundred fold over their recommended

levels for air in a workplace it's no wonder that people like Karen are gonna

have an issue with being in that environment I don't believe that the

vapors that are that come off from Anna move all of an amalgam are going to put

a patient in arms way nor do I believe it will put me in harm's way although we

have masks of course that is something we protect us in demos bill they taught

us nothing about protecting the dentist the staff or the patients from the

dangers of mercury vapor

dental skills ought to be fearful of major lawsuits because this is not a

secret anymore you can see it coming out I mean the exposure to mercury to those

people is just tremendous

we're turning now to the OSHA hazard communication standard it is a final

regulation and there is no escape for it for any of us everyone working around

hazardous chemicals and other toxic substances has a right to know of

possible dangers and how to protect themselves all over the country are

asking the Food and Drug Administration to protect and inform the public about

the potential dangers of silver amalgam fillings those include my colleague

Stacy case that we've been following Stacy's personal story for months now

telling you about her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis after a routine

dental procedure and tonight Stacy is in San Francisco sharing her story with the

federal government nearly four years ago I let a dentist talk me into having for

30 year old silver mercury fillings replaced because he said they were

correct your agency at the time though the FDA had done nothing to warn me an

educated professional that this was a health hazard this is a great injustice

seven months after that dental work I got out of bed one morning and could not

walk my children were 2 and 3 at the time my immediate concern was will I be

caring for them or will it be the other way around

I now know that I and millions of other Americans are genetically predisposed to

autoimmune disease and these mercury fillings are the trigger in many cases I

read several dozen scientific studies one such study 1990 University of

Denmark proves monkeys with Mercury dental fillings stored it in their

spinal ganglia pituitary gland and many other organs this stuff seeps into the

body from the day it is implanted then one day you reached the tipping point

like I did and disease sets in your hand pick

scientists in 2006 and 2010 have made you keenly aware of the health risks and

the disease causation please do not ignore them or injure consumers like me

any longer you really want to help this country get health care cost under

control ban amalgam you really want to see if fewer for many autoimmune

diseases ban amalgam you really want to insure American moms like me can play

chase with their children in the yard ban amalgam after two decades in the

news business I know the truth and the truth is silver mercury fillings are

causing disease and they are making people sick keeping them sick so help me

God use your power and position for good dr.

Shuren leave a legacy please write this wrong we've gone back and we looked at

the evidence and what I can tell you is we intend to come out with an

announcement by the end of this year since that missed deadline the FDA has

been silent on where the ruling stands obviously this has been an emotional

journey but an important one and I just hope that my story affects change in San

Francisco Stacy case Scott back to you we've gone back and we looked at the

evidence and what I can tell you is we intend to come out with an announcement

by the end of this year and so 2011 came and went and sometime early in 2012 I

sent an email to my contact at FDA response I got was we'd love to respond

we sent our document to HHS for approval and unfortunately we don't have a

response back yet we sued FDA to compel them to respond to our petitions after

waiting very patiently for five six years and they did some in January of

2015 they came out with a document that completely affirmed what FDA had found

in 2009 which was that mercury fillings are completely safe we my team I am T we

were all deeply disappointed and then we get this whistleblower

document it was a docking that provided prohibitions on placing mercury fillings

in tens of millions of people what happened here what happened

HHS came back and provided a political solution to a thorny scientific problem

HHS put the veto on this statement of policy that would have been published by

FDA but for HHS's political decision not

scientific political decision to not change the way the game was played but

don't be deceived there are hundreds of peer-reviewed published scientific

studies by top authors that associate the mercury and fillings with systemic

disease and so going forward what are we going to do we're going to go back to

court and take this document that was issued way back in 2012 that the states

what FDA really thought about all this an asset board to reinstate the 2012

document that's our plan

good girl and so coming out here just very

relaxing Mandy she takes off and it's a real good working relationship

no one's ever put mercury vapor in an animal that did make that animal sick

and yet our government says but you can't prove that it's toxic just because

it's there the science is there it's very clear

anyone that has two neurons left to rub together can look at the research data

and see that mercury should not be placed in the mouth of a child or to

anyone and yet you can't get an honest discussion with our government or with

the medical authorities about this problem we have not had any success

taken to them the most solid science and I mean tons of it so no I'm I'm I'm

upset about it and the science is on my side

United Nations environmental programme is to eliminating mercury because all

the scientists in the world are worried about mercury decreasing the health of

all humans from any source the the overall treaty that was accepted and I

had amalgams as a product that needs to be phased out and that's really great

news since because that means that we're at the beginning of the end for a moment

feelings in the world I think the job now is to educate the

American people if you go to a dentist who says amalgam fillings are safe and

should be placed in your mouth then you should find yourself another dentist

despite a wealth of studies showing the harm of mercury as released from the

product the American Dental Association continues to promote the safety of

mercury fillings and supports its use for anyone and everyone without regard

for reproductive status age or any of the known factors that make a person

unusually susceptible to the effects of mercury

hi I'm dr. Gerry Curatola of the International Academy of oral medicine

and toxicology our organization has been a leader in mercury safe dentistry for

over 30 years I know it might be hard for some to fathom that measuring and

visualizing mercury vapor during routine dental procedures could be as easy as

portrayed in the movie but it is in fact if you're skeptical of the findings in

the movie we encourage every dental professional to take the mercury

measurement challenge our organization has partnered with mercury instruments

USA to offer a discounted rental of their equipment for any dentist who

wants to take the mercury measurement challenge you will find that the mercury

vapor released during the placement and removal of dental amalgam fillings

exceeds occupational safety limits that requires employee protection the

American Dental Association recommends that Dennis periodically monitor their

office for dental mercury vapor but that suggestion does not go far enough to

make Dennis truly aware of the risks of working with mercury it is important for

every dental professional to be aware of occupational safety requirements to

protect and inform our staff from any toxic expose

but it all starts with being informed I encourage you to visit the International

Academy of oral medicine and toxicology website go to WWI a OMT org for more

information on the mercury measurement challenge

I watched it fall down to the ground cut off the things that weighed me down

there's nothing left I'm trying to hide it live in life now feeling free its


feeling free inside

see the beauty of a Sun another day has just begun I start to dream and start to

see wonder what the world has me

what it has for

so I'm moving on


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