24 Jun '12, 5pm

Amalgam: Never Do This with Your Teeth

Amalgam: Never Do This with Your Teeth

Photo Courtesy Of: Comstock/Thinkstock After enormous public pressure from scientists, dentists, health professionals, and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promised to make an announcement about dental amalgam by the end of 2011. Dental amalgam, of course, is 50% composed of the dreadful neurotoxin mercury. At a September public hearing in San Francisco, Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH, the branch of the FDA responsible for the approval and safety of all medical devices), said that the FDA will make an “announcement” on a new amalgam policy by the end of 2011. When questioned by a reporter at a major newspaper, the FDA repeated that it would act in 2011. As 2011 came to a close, the suspense grew as everyone speculated whether the FDA would actually act or whether it would continue its decades of protec...

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