Mercury Free Practice
Amalgam pollutes our environment
Amalgam endangers our health by emitting mercury vapor even after it is implanted in the body.
Amalgams require the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth matter, weakening the overall tooth structure.
Amalgam endangers dental workers. Due to mercury exposure from amalgam in the workplace, studies have shown that dental workers have elevated systemic mercury levels.
Amalgam is frequently implanted without informed consent. According to ZOGBY polls, over 76% of consumers do NOT know that amalgam is mainly mercury.
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Here are some more facts about Amalgam:
Amalgam pollutes the environment, damages teeth, creates unnecessary health risks, and endangers dental workers. With entire countries already banning amalgams such as Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
We now have safer more effective restorative materials available that economically will save tax payers money by eliminating mercury from the wastewater, therefore, eradicating the problem with a viable solution.
No pollution prevention plan is stopping dental mercury from entering our environment by numerous pathways. Dental mercury pollutes 1) water via dental clinic releases and household wastes; 2) air via cremation, dental clinic emissions, sludge incineration, and respiration; and 3) land via landfills, burials, and fertilizer.[i] Once in the environment, dental mercury converts to its even more toxic form: methyl mercury and becomes a major source of mercury in the fish people eat.
The environmental health effects of mercury are well known, and have recently been reiterated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency: brain damage and neurological problems, especially for children and the unborn babies of pregnant women
With dental mercury uncontrollably entering the environment from all of these pathways, switching to non-mercury alternatives is the only way to reduce, and eventually eliminate, this significant source of mercury that threatens children and natural resources. Far from being an essential mercury product with no viable alternatives, amalgam is interchangeable with numerous other filling materials – including resin composites, compomers, and glass ionomers – that have rendered amalgam completely unnecessary for any clinical situation. In fact, the mercury-free alternatives have made amalgam so non-essential that entire nations, such as the Scandinavian countries, have banned the use of amalgam.