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Mercury dental amalgams: The controversy continues

@article{Null2002MercuryDA,
  title={Mercury dental amalgams: The controversy continues},
  author={Gary Null and Martin A. Feldman},
  journal={Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={85-110}
}
I: The Danger in Our Mouths The use of mercury in dental amalgam fillings has been an accepted practice in the United States for more than a hundred years. So it should come as no surprise that most people assume the silvery-looking fillings in their mouths are safe and nontoxic, posing no risk to their health. But is this assumption well founded? An analysis of the scientific evidence on mercury can only lead to a resounding “no.” Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can have disastrous health… 

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