If you have amalgam fillings, you may have seen health warnings about the mercury in the amalgam. You may have thought about getting ’em replaced by safe fillings. But!
First of all, it’s not easy finding a dentist who understands the mercury risk, even though it’s well documented now. Most dentists, it seems, deny it.
But if you have found a dentist who will remove those toxic mercury fillings, did you know that the removal process is quite risky?
It has to be done right, or you expose yourself to a greater risk of mercury poisoning. In part, that’s because of the mercury vapor from the amalgam when it’s exposed during the removal process. This removal process needs great care and some special equipment.
And of course, after the removal of your mercury amalgam fillings, you obviously want the replacement fillings to use mercury-free amalgam.
Want to know more? After you’ve finished with the infographic, check out this detailed article at Dr Mercola’s site. It’s quite an eye opener! Click here to read it
Discover more about mercury and how you can get this toxic, bioaccumulative substance from your dentist through our infographic “Mercury Dental Fillings: By the Numbers.” Use the embed code to share it on your website.
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The site also contains a lot of information on mercury toxicity in the environment, including this:
- “Dental amalgam waste is a significant contributor of mercury discharges to municipal wastewater treatment facilities,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Once mercury is discharged to the environment, it converts to methylmercury, a very toxic form, and bioaccumulates in fish. Dental offices have been found to be responsible for approximately 40% of mercury in public water treatment plants. [Source]