The weight of scientific evidence supports the argument
that the mercury released from dental amalgams (silver coloured, mercury
containing fillings) is a major source of mercury being deposited in the body.
According to Dr. Charles Williamson of the Toxic
Studies Institute, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the GREATEST majority of the burden
of mercury, up to 87 percent, comes from the continuous release of mercury vapour
from dental amalgams. Mercury is now listed as Public Enemy #3 on the TOP-20
list of toxic substances by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease
Registry (ASTDR), surpassed only by arsenic and lead.
After a 1988 review of evidence of mercury toxicity
Great Britain, Canada and Sweden strongly advised dentists NOT to place or
remove amalgams during pregnancy. Norway and Germany has since done the same.
In 1991 Sweden declared mercury amalgam fillings to be a toxic material
"UNSUITABLE FOR HUMAN USE" and announced the imposition of an outright ban on
amalgam fillings. This ban was implemented over a ten year period.
Who Needs Mercury Chelation?
Even if you eliminate all sources of mercury exposure (including the removal of
dental amalgams) but do nothing to support your body's ability to remove the
accumulated mercury in ALL your tissues and body organs, it will take
years - perhaps a lifetime - for your body to eliminate this toxic element. In
most people, their bodies are NOT able to eliminate the mercury without
an external MERCURY SPECIFIC CHELATION (removal) program.
Everyone who still HAS dental amalgams (silver colored, mercury
containing fillings) or those who have had them REMOVED should seriously
consider a mercury specific chelation program. For those who still have amalgam
fillings, they are still being constantly exposed to mercury vapor, and it is
even more important they begin this program as soon as possible. The same goes
for anyone who has had ENVIRONMENTAL or WORK EXPOSURE to mercury.
NOTE: Anyone who has SYMPTOMS of mercury poisoning should be tested.