In my local paper June 11, local dentist Michelle Jorgenson, who quit using amalgam fillings 10 years ago, is “vindicated.” That’s because, due to the settlement of a class action lawsuit, the FDA’s site now says,
“Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have nerotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses.”
Of course, the FDA and the ADA (American Dental Association) are some of the most lawyered-up organization on the planet, so you think they’re going to admit their practices for the past 150 years have caused mercury poisoning in millions of people? Hardly. As Dr. Jorgenson points out (very courageous of her, I think!), that would invite loads of lawsuits against dentists and the ADA itself. Nope, this is the ADA’s stance:
Amalgam is “a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used in the teeth of more than 100 million Americans.”
Speaking of dentistry politics, after a 150-year fight over mercury in our teeth, how long do you think it will take to win the war against the poison fluoride in our water supply? And by the way, the mercury war is far from won. The article ends saying that little change will take place in dental offices since the ADA refuses to admit the material is dangerous. My own dentist gave me the party line recently, but then removed my amalgam fillings a few years ago. Find a competent dentist who will use dental dams, if you choose to have your metal fillings removed, because you don’t want a single speck of that stuff swallowed or inhaled.
The Parker Jensen case made international news five years ago when the State of Utah filed charges against Parker’s parents and tried to take custody and force chemotherapy on Parker. (My published op-ed writings on that case were posted by others on the internet.) One thing the papers didn’t say was that his parents believe his cancer diagnosis can be blamed on a cracked metal filling leaching metals into his body.