How To Protect Your Body From Mercury Exposure When Removing Dental Amalgams

Dentistry is responsible for the largest use of mercury in the U.S. About 181 million Americans are walking around today with an astonishing 1.46 billion mercury amalgam fillings in their teeth—a staggering total of 1,200 tons of mercury. Often referred to as a “silver filling,” dental amalgam is composed of about 50% liquid mercury, blended into a powdered alloy of silver, tin, copper, zinc. Mercury has been designated by the World Health Organization as one of the ten most dangerous chemicals to public health. Mercury interferes with immune function, and can damage the nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems, as well as vulnerable organs like the kidneys and brain. It also works like a hidden enemy to damage the critical fatty acids, proteins and enzymes that keep our cells healthy. Mercury even damages our very DNA; by producing free radicals. For all of us, there is actually no known safe level of exposure to mercury…

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