Comments on: Don’t Mess with Mercury The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: King Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:36:53 +0000 I just love this world, I have 17 amalgam fillings I’ve had them for three years and been sick since I got them in, was I told that they were putting mercury in my mouth? NO I was not, I’m only nineteen years old and haven’t been able to do anything for the past three years, I have kidney stones, hmm I wonder how that happened, now that I know why I’m sick I’m going to get help for my health problems and then sue everyone responsible for taking the past three years of my life, not everyone gets sick from these, but what about the ones that do, I didn’t sign up for this I want my life back

By: Adam West Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:51:30 +0000 So, mercury in tooth fillings!? I can’t imagine. Considering the story about the school, how in the world could we be using mercury in our mouth? What if I pick out a random dentist from the web, and go there for a tooth repair. How do I know it’s safe? And being an old (in body only!) guy, could I have a mouth full of mercury now?

By: Rich Rojas Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:43:35 +0000 I’ve been wondering for quite some time about the safety of amalgam fillings. I’m of a generation that pre-dates all these wonderful composite dental materials we have today that have replaced the old fashioned mercury-based fillings. As a result I have quite a few amalgam fillings.

I’ve been asking dentists for years about the risk of mercury leaching out from amalgam fillings and the response I always get is that the mercury in amalgam fillings is inert. Somehow I’m still not convinced and think they are just reciting the party line in regard to this issue.

I would like to see more studies done on this.


By: Daniel Disera Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:33:49 +0000 The use of mercury in dental amalgam has sparked an issue relating its disposal when dental amalgam restorations are replaced with white fillings.

By: Have Rox Tue, 20 Apr 2010 04:52:34 +0000 Are you talking about the little bit of mercury found in most thermometers or a higher dosage? Because one time I accidentally broke on of those old time thermometers and spilled mercury on the floor. I just cleaned it up with a few paper towels and broom and dust pan. Could I have been poisoned from that?

Have Rox

By: Sandy Baker Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:24:18 +0000 Amy is correct – there is a certain amount of controversy around the issue of mercury in dental fillings. More and more patients are becoming aware of the possible risks and bringing this to their dentists attention. Thanks for the info


By: Amy Bathurst Thu, 31 Dec 2009 03:06:57 +0000 Mercury is found in dental amalgam fillings. There is much controversy among dentists on amalgam fillings and the mercury contained in them.

By: Jennifer Waggoner Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:17:49 +0000 Mercury is an issue not just in schools, but also in industry. Read this recent letter from the Sierra Club, for example, which applauds the EPA for finally holding industry accountable:

For years the Bush Administration attempted to shield power plants from clean up requirements, but now the EPA has agreed put new rules in place by 2011 that will protect Americans from the mercury, lead, soot and other harmful toxins emitted by coal and oil power plants.

For far too long the largest polluters, especially coal plants, have been let off the hook. The National Academy of Sciences just released a report that shows emissions from coal fired power plants are responsible for $62 billion in “hidden” costs, primarily through health damages. And that’s without even taking into account the impact on climate change, ecosystems, or rising food prices.

It is certainly not asking too much to require that these polluters install adequate controls to protect communities from the harmful toxins they emit. The EPA is moving systematically to end the giant regulatory loopholes that the coal industry has enjoyed for decades, loopholes that allow billions of tons of pollution into our air every year.

Let the EPA know you applaud their efforts to take on big polluters and make our communities healthier.

Thanks for all that you do to protect the environment.

Mary Anne Hitt
Sierra Club Big Picture Campaign

By: Ka'ren Ahern Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:26:43 +0000 Please also warn the public about mercury in vaccines! Please see informative article at link below. Can we please make the correlation that if mercury is so incredibly dangerous to humans that we also do not want it in our mouths as amalgum fillings or injected into us through vaccinations like the Swine Flu shots that have mercury in them as admitted by WA State Dept. of Health as conveyed in article below and in the Seattle Times!

New Study Demonstrates Significant Harm From Just ONE Mercury-Containing Vaccine
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
October 22 2009 | 1,717 views

By: Ka'ren Ahern Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:03:24 +0000 Every agency and group whose mission is to protect public health needs to start disclosing the real hazards of amalgum (mercury) fillings. While the video on mercury is helpful, imagine this poison in your mouth in the amalgum fillings people need to be cautioned against using!

Please go to : Consumers for Dental Choice and become informed and protected.

As part of its educational work, Consumers for Dental Choice wants the full flow of non-deceptive information between dentists and patients. As such, we work to end the American Dental Association’s notorious “gag rule” which tries to silence mercury-free dentists, and the ADA’s promoting mercury amalgam under the deceptive term “silver.” We favor full disclosure of the risks of mercury fillings.

Please educate the public on poisonous “amalgum” mercury fillings.