While the American Dental Association continues to insist on the safety and “enviable 150 year track record” of amalgams (aka, “mercury” or “silver” fillings), undertakers in the country of Scotland have found otherwise. The UK’s commitment to the Kyoto Accord to reduce worldwide pollution from toxic chemicals and vapors requires that crematoriums halve their mercury emissions by 2012 at the latest.
Cremation of bodies with amalgam fillings pollutes the atmosphere with airborne mercury which contaminates waterways and is easily absorbed by plants and wildlife. Mercury emissions are linked with birth defects, multiple sclerosis and kidney disease among many others ills.
If something is not done to cut mercury emissions from crematoriums, they are predicted to become the largest source of mercury pollution in Britain, accounting for more than 35% of emissions in the entire UK by 2020. This is THREE TIMES the level of mercury pollution from coal burning power plants!
To meet the new requirements, Scottish undertakers will either have to pull amalgam teeth from the corpses prior to cremation or install expensive air filtration equipment that would raise the cost of cremation significantly. Undertakers favor pulling the teeth as opposed to installation of the costly filtration devices.
Amalgam Fillings Are Clearly Not Safe
The data just keeps coming that the mercury in amalgam fillings are a health robbing hazard. They are a hazard not only during the life of the person who has them in his/her mouth, but also to the surrounding community after death.
If you are not convinced, it is best to research the issue yourself and come to your own conclusions as asking your conventional dentist (who will simply parrot the standard ADA answer) will generally not prove helpful.
I remember years ago when I tried to discuss amalgam dangers with my dentist and he scoffed at my concerns. Realizing that I needed to find a more likeminded dental professional, I changed dentists. A few years later, I ran into the dentist who had once scoffed at the health risks from amalgams. He was only in his early 40’s but had since shut down his dental practice and gone on permanent disability because he had come down with Parkinson’s disease.
Not surprisingly, amalgams have been linked to Parkinson’s. A very tragic story indeed.
Here is a video that will show you the vapor coming off a 25 year old amalgam filling from an extracted tooth.
If you still have amalgams in your mouth, here are some tips for getting this immune suppressing, neurologically disrupting substance out of your body once and for all.
- Find a Biological Dentist to Remove your Amalgams. Just any dentist will simply not do for removing amalgams. You must find a biological dentist who has the right equipment to suck up the mercury that is released when the amalgam is removed. Without the proper method and equipment, removing the amalgams can do you more harm than good. A biological dentist will also test you to see which composite material for replacement fillings would best suit your individual physiology.
- Budget to Have Them Removed One at a Time. A biological dentist will test each tooth for mercury vapor and prioritize which should come out first, second, and so on. It is not a good idea to have them all replaced at once. My husband’s amalgams were removed and replaced over a span of three years (one every six months).
- Use Denta-Chelat. Denta-Chelate is a patented mouthwash that binds up freed mercury ions from dental cleanings, brushing, eating/drinking (especially if hot or acidic), or even chewing gum and prevents them from being absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth. If replacing all your amalgams is not an option at this time, then this product can help prevent future mercury buildup in your tissues. Ultimately, though, getting them replaced is your very best option.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist