Dental Fillings - Mercury Exposure At Dangerous Levels And Can Alzheimer’s Disease

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology passed in a detailed report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerting that due to mercury found in dental fillings, they evaluate that 67.2 million Americans go over the reference mercury exposure level. More concerning, if the California Environmental Protection Agency’s benchmark is considered, then approximately 122 million Americans go over that dose level.

In contradiction to the FDA’s ruling in 2009 that being exposed to fillings containing mercury has no underlying peril to health, this recent study conducted by G. Mark Richardson, Ph.D., of SNC-Lavalin, finds that mercury particles are constantly being absorbed by the body, as well as the brain. Extended contact with mercury can lead to kidney disease, crosses the blood brain separation and is neurotoxic.

Complementing the importance of this report is an amalgamation of over 100 studies published in the Journal of Alzheimers’s Disease this month, that backs up the notion that mercury is a leading cause of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Report concludes “…it is essential that precaution be applied in the determination of updated and revised reference exposure levels for the protection of public health.”

Several western countries, such as Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, have already imposed a total ban on dental mercury.

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