This article appearing in the New London Newspaper in Connecticut (registration required) reflects what I believe will be a growing trend in America. Numerous individual states have already proposed legislation to ban the use of mercury in dental fillings. I fully believe that we will steadily see more and more states doing this!
But notice in the New London article that not a single ADA "scientist" responds to any of the allegations of the dangers of this highly toxic metal which is proven to leech out of dental fillings. Rather, a lawyer for the ADA responds. This is not about science, it is about litigation avoidance. Follow the money!
When enough of the public realizes what the ADA ( not innocently ) and dentists ( innocently, in most cases ) have slowly done to the health of Americans with the placement of this insidious poison in our mouths, huge class action lawsuits are inevitable.
Every single drug approved by the FDA requires very expensive toxicity studies before the new drug can be approved. It is a fact however, that when the FDA was formed in 1906, the ADA had already been using mercury amalgams since their founding in 1859, and even longer before that. The FDA simply "grandfathered" mercury amalgams without a single study ever being done to prove the safety of mercury amalgams.
Over 125 million Americans have a chronic heath condition, many of which appear to have totally unexplained causes. This is especially true of neurological diseases! Could it be that mercury is the cause, or at the very least contributes to that cause? Research done all over the world says yes! The ADA says absolutely not!
According to this paper by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), The ADA themselves use this "logic" to defend the safety of mercury amalgams:
“The strongest and most convincing support we have for the safety of dental amalgam is the fact that each year more than 100 million amalgam fillings are placed in the United States.”
The average American with dental fillings has 4 grams of mercury amalgam in their mouth. And yet if that amount of mercury was taken out of the mouth and placed into a 10 acre lake, the EPA would not allow fish to be eaten from the lake!
To paraphrase Boyd Haley's summary of the ADA's position -- mercury is dangerous as heck everywhere except INSIDE the mouth of a human.
If I was on the hook to get sued for billions or even trillions, I guess I would have my lawyers saying the same thing as the ADA! "It is safe, it is safe, it is safe..."
I recall the tobacco industry saying the same thing!