Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal
Mercury fillings are toxic and release small amounts of mercury into the human body. At this time, the safe level of mercury for human beings is 0.0ppb. The level of mercury that makes each individual experiences physiological side effects varies widely: for example, one person may have 12 mercury fillings and have no physiological side effects but another person of the same age and the same quantity of mercury fillings may experience brain fog, delusions, etc and be more susceptible to autoimmune diseases. At this moment in scientific literature, it is impossible to determine how much mercury crosses the blood brain barrier and how much dental mercury fillings contribute to the disease process. It is not commonly established in the field of dentistry that mercury filling pose any harm to human physiology.
We treat mercury fillings as a toxic substance because all blends of dental amalgams contain more than 50% mercury and the accumulated health potential of these fillings has not been established in the scientific community.
Dental amalgam fillings, which are made with a mixture of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and sometimes zinc, are still used in the United States and a number of other countries. Often called “silver fillings,” all dental amalgams are 45-55% elemental mercury. Mercury is toxic, and this poison is recognized as a chemical of major concern because it poses a dangerous threat to public health. Mercury accumulates in the body, and any amount of mercury taken into the body should be considered hazardous.
The use of mercury in dental amalgam fillings poses serious risks to human health, and dental mercury released into the environment can cause long-lasting damage to wildlife. The IAOMT is dedicated to sharing dental mercury facts so that professionals and consumers can recognize the threats of amalgam fillings.
We are happy to report that we dispose of amalgam safely. The EPA has delayed its legislation making amalgam separators mandatory for dental practices until at least later this year, although dentists are the number two contributors of mercury into the public water system. We encourage you to support any legislation you may come across to require the use of amalgam separators and keep Mercury out of the public water supply.