An article in Newsmax.com, dated July 23, 2015 titled “Obama Administration Kills FDA Plan to Curb Toxic Mercury Fillings” caught my attention. Below are some quotes from the article:
“The Obama administration kept secret an FDA proposal to curtail the use of mercury in dental fillings, and then quietly quashed it. “In 2011 top officials in the FDA approved a proposal that directed dentists not to use mercury fillings to treat cavities in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under age 6, and anyone with mercury allergies, kidney disease, or neurological problems….. “But federal officials ignored the proposal and rejected it. “’This is absolutely ridiculous,’ says holistic physician David Brownstein, M.D. ‘Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind.’ He tells Newsmax Health. ‘It is a potent neurotoxin and is associated with numerous neurological and immune system problems….. “Numerous dental patients described severe health problems that disappeared after they had their mercury fillings removed, and FDA director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Jeffrey Shuren said he expected the FDA to issue a new policy by the end of the year. “Instead, a curtain of silence fell, and reports indicate the FDA’s suggestions were quietly killed by the Department of Health and Human Services….. “The government position is hypocritical, says Dr. Brownstein: ‘President Obama wants to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants because they emit mercury. But then he says it’s ok to have mercury installed in our mouths.’….. “’But the two most common sources of mercury in the human body come from dental fillings containing mercury, and vaccines, and the government allows both of them,’ says Dr. Brownstein.’”Read the full article.