The previous Great NEWS post asked Are X-rays Health Hazards and today we ask Are Amalgam Fillings Health Hazards? This post is important for children, men and women due to problems associated with mercury in amalgam filings. Have you ever been told by the American Dental Association (AMA) or your dentist to avoid amalgam filings due to the mercury danger? Mercury is harmful to human health so we must avoid it from every source possible. This post will answer; Are Amalgam Fillings Health Hazards and outline what you can do to minimize your mercury exposure.
The Great NEWS Coach Health Hazards series is designed to alert us to risks that rob us of our health. Amalgam filings are a major contributor to excess mercury which can cause damage to: brain, kidney and lung cells, DNA, fetus and hormone glands.
Doctors, researchers and scientists have known for decades that mercury exposure can cause numerous health problems like: birth defects, cancer, cellular damage, disease, DNA damage, genetic disruption, hormone problems and mental impairment. Since amalgam filings have been in routine use for many decades there are hundreds of millions of people with harmful mercury in their mouth.
Many people have been confused by the term amalgam fillings and did not realize they contained mercury. Awareness of mercury dangers and common sense would tell us to avoid amalgams if we knew they had mercury. The vast majority of people have been cleverly deceived about mercury being in amalgam filings. This is due to the deceptive and deliberate use of the term amalgam filing rather than accurately describing them as metal compound with mercury fillings. Unfortunately too many people have placed too much faith and trust in the American Dental Association and their dentist which have kept us in the dark regarding the known dangers of mercury in amalgam fillings.
Are Amalgam Fillings Health Hazards?
While many groups and organizations downplay the risk of amalgam filings it is well known this is a major source of mercury contamination. Amalgam filings are constantly wearing down from brushing and chewing which causes the metal composite to release mercury in the form of vapor. Putting in and taking out filings is another source of mercury exposure as well as the amalgam and mercury that has gone down the drain for decades. Here are some of the main concerns why we must avoid mercury exposure from amalgam fillings:
- Cause cancer
- Cause cells to mutate.
- Cause neurological damage
- Cause oxidative damage
- Damage our endocrine glands which disrupt hormone production.
- Damage our DNA.
- Has a compounding effect which increases our risk over time.
- Leads to greater health problems later on in life
There is a long list of countries that have stopped using amalgam filings due to the well known mercury exposure and health problems. What do they know that we should know in order to do the right thing?
Stop Mercury Exposure
Remember mercury comes from many sources in addition to amalgam fillings. Mercury contamination can also come from agriculture, batteries, cement plants, coal plants, compact fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, fish consumption, fluorescent light bulbs, gold mining, metal works, mining operations, thermometers, waste disposal and waste water. Breathing in polluted air, eating fish and foods and water contaminated with mercury are a serious health risk.
Eating certain fish are bigger sources of mercury. Typically larger fish like bluefish, grouper, king mackerel, marlin, sea bass, shark, swordfish, tilefish and tuna contain higher amounts of mercury,
Common sense would indicate we avoid the fish that are known to contain the most mercury. We must be diligent about identifying all potential sources of mercury in order to best avoid them. We must be educated and empowered with the latest information for our long term happiness and health.
Start Heavy Metal and Mercury Elimination
BTW heavy metals are classified as environmental toxins and are serious health risks. Aluminum, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, thallium and tin are considered some of the top harmful heavy metals. Our modern world is full of harmful heavy metals and we must take the steps necessary to avoid them in order to protect ourselves from toxic consequences.
Today we revealed some serious concerns regarding the mercury in amalgam filings. While we may not be able to avoid all mercury we now have some simple steps to help protect our self from unnecessary contamination. Being educated and empowered with this information will help us avoid amalgams and other sources of excessive mercury exposure. The more we can avoid mercury as well as eliminate it from our body the greater our chances for protecting our health.
This Great NEWS post …Are Amalgam Fillings Health Hazards clearly outlines reasons that mercury in them poses a serious health risk to all children, men and women who have them. The goal is to help people be aware about mercury in amalgam and invite them to consider removal by a biological or holistic dentist. Reading “Are Amalgam Fillings Health Hazards” will help you protect your self and family from amalgam fillings and heavy metals like mercury.
What is your current Gap?
How many sources of mercury are you exposed to? The average person is breathing and ingesting more mercury than they realize.
Mastery Action Plan (MAP)
What mastery action plans will help you reduce your mercury exposure? For a visual warning about amalgam fillings go to this article and video Mercury Poisoning from Silver Fillings. The Natural Resources Defense Council offers an educational fish advisory and warning.
Call to Action
What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding amalgams and mercury exposure? What else can you do to stop harmful habits and start making healthy lifestyle choices for even better happiness and health?
Next week the Great NEWS blog will share:
Are Root Canals Health Hazards?
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