European Commission Recommends Banning Mercury FillingsSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 16:46
European Commission Recommends Banning Mercury Fillings
September 1, 2012
Just a few decades ago, it was completely common to go to the dentist with a cavity or two and leave with several silver-colored fillings. And while these fillings were frequently referred to as “silver,” dental professionals were referring to the color, and certainly not the contents. Those fillings are mercury, and they are highly toxic. Now, about half of American dentists are mercury-free and the general population is starting to take note on the dangers of the dental amalgam mercury fillings in their mouths.
Mercury Fillings to be Banned Due to Health Hazards
The European Commission has paved the way, in recent weeks, for phasing out dental mercury, but it seems the United States is not ready.