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Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Posted Aug 14 2014 3:33pm

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57

Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11

Percent of Americans who don’t think their dentists give them enough information on alternatives to amalgam to make informed decisions: 66

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Source: “Measurably Misleading,” a special report by Consumers for Dental Choice


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