It was previously thought that was ‘locked in’ to amalgam. This has proved not to be the case.
Mercury continuously escapes from the filling and is then deposited into the fatty tissues and major organs of the body. There is now a debate in the dental profession as to whether the mercury (one of the most toxic metals known) is harmful. Many patients report feeling remarkably better from a whole host of conditions after removal of mercury/ amalgam fillings. In the state of California it is compulsory for the dentist to display a health warning about the possible effect of mercury/ amalgam fillings.
In the UK the Department of Health issued a warning in 1998 to pregnant women to avoid having dental amalgam fillings during pregnancy to avoid causing possible harm to the foetus. This was probably linked with research in the 1990’s by Professor Vimy in Canada, showing that mercury crossed the placenta and was deposited into the major organs namely kidneys, liver and brains in sheep and chimpanzee. He and co-workers also showed that mercury was expressed in milk fed to their young. An information pack on mercury and its effects is available on request.
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