Amalgam fillings side effects

Dental amalgam, a.k.a “silver fillings” contain anywhere from 49 to 54 percent mercury.

Toxic mercury vapors from “silver fillings” are released into your oral cavity every time you chew or drink hot liquids. A single dental amalgam filling releases up to 15 micrograms of mercury per day — over six times the amount you’d get from eating mercury-contaminated seafood — and is the primary source of mercury exposure in consumers.

Mercury is a neurotoxin that readily crosses your blood-brain barrier, cellular membranes, and your central nervous system. It is known to cause psychological, neurological and immunological health problems.

Published on 8 Oct 2012 A full segment of vintage 60 Minutes on the Hazards of Mercury Amalgam Fillings.

The poisonous vapors are odorless, colorless and tasteless, so you can’t tell when it’s happening. But you can be sure that if you have so-called “silver fillings” in your mouth, you’re continuously exposed to mercury, which passes readily through cell membranes, across the blood-brain barrier, and into your central nervous system, where it can cause psychological, neurological, and immunological problems.

Amalgams = The Number One Source of Mercury Exposure

Dental amalgams are the primary source of mercury exposure in Americans. A single dental amalgam filling releases as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day. The average individual has eight amalgam fillings and could absorb up to 120 micrograms of mercury per day. For comparison, eating mercury-tainted seafood will expose you to about 2.3 micrograms per day — and that is enough for scientists to call for a worldwide warning!

Unfortunately, while many have become well aware of the dangers of environmental mercury contamination, few are as well-informed when it comes to the dangers posed by dental amalgams.

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  Dental amalgam, a.k.a “silver fillings” contain anywhere from 49 to 54 percent mercury. Toxic mercury vapors from “silver fillings” are released into your oral cavity every time you chew or drink hot liquids. A single dental amalgam filling releases up to 15 micrograms of mercury per day — over six times...