FDA Deals With Mercury Amalgams, Dental Fillings

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Jun 5 2008 - 5:29pm

Dental Fillings are finally noted as not without problems - the FDA has been blind for over a decade. Now their vision is 40/40 but, that's an improvement.

Last year I submitted research to the FDA proving mercury amalgams - ie. fillings in your teeth - are not a good way to go. They ignored me but I guess they continued to get bombarded by doctors, groups and researchers.

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Here is the email message written by Charles G. Brown:
We have won our ten-year battle to get the Food and Drug Administration to comply with the law and set a date to classify mercury amalgam.

On Monday, we settled our lawsuit, Moms Against Mercury et al. v. Von Eschenbach, Commissioner, et al . FDA will finish classifying within one year of the close of the public comment period on its amalgam policy, that is, by July 28, 2009.

There's more good news. During a several hour negotiation session, FDA agreed to change its website on amalgam -- dramatically. Gone, gone, gone are all of FDA's claims that no science exists that amalgam is unsafe, or that other countries have acted for environmental reasons only, or that the 2006 Scientific Panel vote affirmed amalgam's safety. Instead -- see

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