FDA Sued: Regulate Toxic Mercury 'Silver' Dental Fillings
1 June 2006 - Consumers for Dental Choice (www.toxicteeth.org) has filed a motion (full text here) asking the court to ban mercury fillings used widely in dentistry, until the FDA complies with the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which give the FDA oversight and an obligation to "classify" any materials used.
The case was initiated on 27 April before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the present motion follows a previous attempt to make the FDA take action, filed in the same case on 15 May.
"Silver" mercury fillings - image eastin dentistry
Toxic mercury has been widely used both in dentistry and as a preservative in vaccines. It is a slow acting neurotoxin that should be kept out of the human organism just like lead and other heavy metals:Mercury is a toxic substance which has no known function in human biochemistry or physiology and does not occur naturally in living organisms. Inorganic mercury poisoning is associated with tremors, gingivitis and/or minor psychological changes, together with spontaneous abortion and congenital malformation.
Monomethylmercury causes damage to the brain and the central nervous system, while foetal and postnatal exposure have given rise to abortion, congenital malformation and development changes in young children.
Yet, the FDA refuses to even consider the problem and the American Dental Association defends its use.
Consumers for Dental Choice is determined to end the toxic hazard in our mouths and is asking for your help:
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We ask federal court for injunction to ban mercury fillings
We took a giant leap in our case against FDA for failing to regulate mercury fillings. On June 1 we filed a motion asking the court to ban mercury fillings until FDA complies with the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and the National Environmental Policy Act -- FDA_Motion&brief_June2006.pdf. Now FDA must answer for its misdeeds in front of the second most important court in America, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. We owe a huge debt of thanks to a number of great people for this massive effort, including six who provided sworn statement, and our great legal team -- see below. ***
Now it's your turn. Write your Member of Congress & your 2 Senators and ask why FDA won't do an Environmental Impact Statement on the largest source of mercury in the wastewater, why FDA has refused to classify mercury fillings for decades, why FDA allows amalgam to be sold under a sham system which pretends it doesn't even have mercury.
To recap the case, on April 27 we sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking for a ban on mercury fillings, due to massive regulatory failings by FDA. On May 15, I invited the FDA Acting Commissioner to issue a temporary ban until his staff complies with the law -- by doing an Environmental Impact Statement and properly classifying encapsulated amalgam. www.toxicteeth.org/FDA_Mercury_off_market_May2006.pdf. I told him if he did not respond, we would march back to court. We heard nothing, and kept our word.
Again, please write Congress. Unless you get your elected officials interested in FDA's contempt for the laws of the United States, FDA pro-mercury bureaucrats will continue to protect mercury fillings and cover up from the public the very existence of the mercury. Send an e-mail to your two US Senators and your Congresswoman or Congressman, today, to investigate FDA.
Charlie Brown, 6/13/06
Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
1725 K St., N.W., Suite 511, Washington, DC 20006
Ph. 202.822-6307; fax 822-6309
CONSUMERS FOR DENTAL CHOICE SALUTES
1) Six leaders signed sworn statements that we attached as exhibits: Georgia activist Pam Floener had a great "in-your-face" e-mail exchange with FDA staff; Washington DC activist Paulette "Rabia" Rayford compiled a survey for us on state Medicaid policies re consumer choice; Dr. Tim Gallagher of Sunnyvale, CA, president of the Holistic Dental Assoc., and Dr. Mike Margolis of Mesa, AZ, president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine explained that modern dentists don't need to use mercury fillings for any kind of cavity; while Dr. Dave Kennedy, past president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, explained the occupational risks and Professor Boyd Haley of the University of Kentucky the health risks.
2) Bernice Collura, our former president, pushed for an early filing of this motion.
3) Our legal team: lawyers Bob Reeves of Lexington (KY) and Sandy Duffy of Portland (OR), law student Johann Wehrle of Catholic University Law School, and yours truly, plus our professional editor, Mike McClory. Johann Wehrle has done a spectacular job for Consumers for Dental Choice for the past 12 months; we are happy to report he graduated from law school two weeks ago.
US FDA: Maybe It's Time for the Hercules Solution...
There is no better simple example of FDA corruption than that illustrated by the FDA division assigned the task of regulating US dentistry issues. The situation is so bad there that, recently, the legal team for an activist group put FDA legal counsel on "Official Notice," threatening to file "Fraud on the Court" briefs if, and when, FDA dental division employees reversed themselves once again. The intent was to force the dental division to stop obfuscating the "mercury amalgam" tooth filling issue. The FDA dental division sees, as its mission, the preservation, at any cost, of the current dental system - one based on "image" rather than "health." Official dentistry wants no part of "what happens in your mouth affects your whole body."
More than half of US dentistry now mercury-free
A dentist magazine surveyed its dentist readers, and finds that 52% of American dentists now are mercury-free. This new dentist majority brings colossal ramifications upon America 's protectors of mercury fillings -- the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration.
Wall Street Turns Thumbs Down to Mercury Fillings
A stunning report by Bank of America Securities advises that dental products company Dentsply, the #2 manufacturer of mercury fillings, realign its operations to sell only the resin and other filling materials. The report came after the latest ADA meeting in San Francisco, where the buzz throughout the meeting was whether mercury fillings would be banned or phased out.
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Wednesday June 14 2006
updated on Tuesday December 21 2010
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