Mercury-Free Dentistry 2016 — A Progress Report

From Dr. Mercola:

For the sixth year in a row, we now celebrate Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. With us again is Charlie Brown, president of Consumers for Dental Choice and former attorney general for West Virginia.

As in previous years, we will match your donations to Consumers for Dental Choice, dollar for dollar up to $100,000, between now and August 28, 2016. I do this because eliminating dental mercury is such an important effort for both human and environmental health.

Nearly 20 years ago, Brown committed his life to this advocacy to help improve the lives of millions of people, and your generous donations are what allows him to continue.

Certainly things took off after you ][Dr. Mercola] really dug in to start helping us six years ago. I really appreciate that,” Brown says. “About 20 years ago … only 3 percent of dentists would even admit to be mercury-free.

A mercury triangle ruled; the triangle being the [U.S.] Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …  the American Dental Association (ADA) and the state dental boards.

The state dental boards ordered silence on behalf of dentists. Dentists who spoke up — and there were many courageous dentists — were at risk, and several of them did lose their dental licenses. My work [began by] representing those [dentists].”

Conspiracy of Silence

As explained by Brown, the conspiracy of silence was necessary because no one would want amalgams in their mouth if they understood that half of it was toxic mercury. To “white-wash” the truth, they called it “silver fillings,” misleadingly based on the color rather than the composition of the material, which is 50 percent mercury.

In reality, amalgam is a primitive pre-Civil War pollutant that cracks …

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