Professor Initiates Hunger Strike to Protest Maltreatment of Mercury-Poisoned Consumers Worldwide
Posted Jul 28 2010 10:35pm
Speak up for the Gandhi of the Mercury-free Dentistry Movement
Professor Servando Pérez – the leader of the mercury-free dentistry movement in Spain and First Vice President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry – initiated a hunger strike* last Monday to protest the maltreatment of mercury-poisoned consumers worldwide.
Servando was diagnosed with chronic mercury poisoning two years ago. In a victory for Spanish amalgam-poisoning patients, the highest court in Spain ruled that he was poisoned by his mercury dental fillings and Spain’s public health care system was required to pay for chelation either at its hospital or a private clinic.
His health deteriorating fast, Servando checked into the hospital for treatment. But despite the Spanish judge’s order, the hospital refused to provide him chelation and failed to pay for him to receive treatment at a private clinic. The hospital complains that treating one mercury-poisoned patient would lead to treating all mercury-poisoned patients. Instead, the hospital has been harassing Servando and pressuring him to leave the hospital despite his debilitating illness. The latest tactic is to starve him out: His illness has restricted his diet, but the hospital refuses to accommodate his dietary needs.
With Gandhi-like discipline, this talented young man has refused to leave the hospital without the chelation treatment he is entitled to. Acting on behalf of all of us, Servando has declared that he is going on a hunger strike until he receives much-needed treatment.
Here’s how you can support Servando Pérez and stop this medical abuse now:
Tell themI support Servando Pérez’s right to receive treatment for dental mercury poisoning. He is entitled to this treatment and he needs it now.
Ask them1) Why are you denying a necessary treatment to a critically ill patient? 2) Why is your Spanish health care system harassing a patient in desperate need of treatment for dental mercury poisoning?
Charles G. Brown President, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry National Counsel, Consumers for Dental Choice 28 July 2010