Mercury: How it is Harming You and the Environment

Did you know that one drop of mercury in a lake would poison the lake that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ban fishing in it? Then, why would we put mercury fillings in our mouths?

According to Dr. Mercola, “mercury is a potent heavy metal toxin that can poison your brain, central nervous system and kidneys.” It may come as a shock, but the average person in the US has eight mercury fillings.

In this excellent article from Dr. Mercola, he highlights the importance of knowing the dangers caused by amalgam (mercury) fillings, and how call for urgent action is important and needed.

In fact, efforts are being made to stop dental manufacturers and dentists from using amalgam material.

Dr. Mercola mentions Former Attorney General for West Virginia Charlie Brown recently held a press conference to challenge dental manufacturer DENTSPLY to stop making amalgam in “the interest of human and environmental health.”

“They certainly make good dental equipment,” Charlie says. “They make all the other dental materials. They don’t need to sell amalgam – it’s a tiny part of their profits – but they do so anyway. They are ignoring their duty as a good citizen for the environment.”

Making a Difference

Dr. Mitch Marder is Seattle’s top mercury-free dentist who has not placed a mercury amalgam filling since 1987. At Integrative Dentistry, the treatments we offer and the materials used stay in tune with our biological philosophy. Dr. Marder only uses porcelain and composite resin materials to protect your overall health as well as your dental health.

For a safer, natural approach towards your oral health, request your appointment with our holistic office today!

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