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FDA Reviewing Dental Fillings for Mercury Safety... Again

December 13, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it would review the safety of dental fillings under pressure from consumer and dental groups who are concerned that their mercury content is unsafe for human exposure. But this isn't the first time the FDA has investigated amalgams, the silvery fillings used in dental procedures: Eighteen months ago, the FDA determined that amalgam fillings are safe, reneging on their 2008 statement that the metallic fillings contain neurotoxins that effect the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses. ... More »

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