(Posted by Patrick Sullivan Jr.)
In the past 24 hours, I've had 5 people email this AP story about 2 new studies that show no harm, no foul for kids that were given mercury fillings. Wade Rankin was the latest to send me an email linking to his post on the subject. Here's the comment I left on his blog:
I'll go through those emails from last week tomorrow if I get the chance and update this post. In the meantime, iIf there are any IAOMT members reading this blog, feel free to post your own comments on the studies.
UPDATE 2: A letter to the editor:
UPDATE 3: Were these studies ethical? According legal precedent, no. Sandra Duffy from Consumers for Dental Choice wrote in an email:
Consumer for Dental Choice's full critique of these two studies can be read here.
UPDATE 4: Criticism from Dr. David Kennedy, past-president of IAOMT.
UPDATE 5: Read Dr. Needleman's editorial that appeared in the same issue of JAMA as these two studies.
More updates to follow? If this isn't enough, then heck yeah.
UPDATE 6: More from Dr. David Kennedy. Looking for a non-Klingon sounding critique? Then read this!
UPDATE 7: Need a refresher?
UPDATE 8: Via email from Amy Carson of Moms Against Mercury:
I guess nothing rallies the troops like bad news.
UPDATE 9: Bernie Windham weighs in, heavily.
Yeah, not much science there.
UPDATE 10: I got this via email from Amy Carson, (lead?) plantiff in Moms Against Mercury vs. Leavitt.
Is this really happening? Pinch me.