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Amalgam restorations should only be removed from individuals who are
sensitized to inorganic mercury and who also have oral lesions.
A study published in Psychological Medicine investigated alleged health problems in patients who believed that their amalgam fillings made them ill. All subjects in the study received a medical examination, which included: physical examination, electrocardiogram, abdominal sonography, and blood chemistry.
The study concluded that psychological factors caused the symptoms of the patients in the study. It went on to say that there was no connection between the mercury levels in the patients’ blood, urine, and saliva – and their symptoms.
Bailer, J et al: Adverse health effects related to mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings: toxicological or psychological causes? Psychological Medicine. February 2001; 31(2):255-263.
is, of course, another point of view. Proponents of mercury-free dental
restorations point to the potential for neuroloic damage due to mercury
contained in dental amalgam. Mercury at very low levels is now proven to
cause neurological damage.
(with full references) to the ADA's party line: http://www.toxicteeth.net/natCamp_ADAresponds_haleyrebuttal.cfm
Will Your Child Develop Rickets? see photo
The formation of bone requires adequate calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D. A deficiency in any of these factors results in skeletal deformities. Rickets is a childhood disease in which the bones become soft and weak. It is a disorder caused by a deficiency, or a problem with the absorption, of vitamin D.
At the end of the 19th century, rickets was a major problem for children in the United States. Vitamin D supplementation of infant formula in the 1930’s helped to eliminate rickets in America. Today, childhood vitamin D deficiency rickets appears to be making a comeback, however. Then, as now, rickets chiefly affects dark-skinned infants who are receiving human milk without vitamin D supplementation.
WHAT IS VITAMIN D?