Horrors Of Metal Dentistry

Why are highly toxic metals put in materials for our mouths?

Because not everyone agrees on what is toxic at what level. Just

decades ago lead was commonly found in paint, and until

recently in gasoline. Lead was not less toxic then, we were just

less informed! The government sets standards of toxicity, but

those “standards” change as more research is done (and more

people speak out). You can do better than the government by

dropping your standard for toxic metals to zero! Simply remove

them.

The debate still rages over mercury amalgam fillings. No one

disputes the extreme toxicity of mercury compounds and mercury

vapor. The ADA feels that mercury amalgam fillings are safe

because they do not vaporize or form toxic compounds to a

significant degree. Opponents cite scientific studies that

implicate mercury amalgams as disease causing. Many dentists

advocate mercury amalgam fillings simply because they are accepted

by the ADA, which they believe protects them from

malpractice litigation. Why risk your health and life on their

opinions? Remember everything corrodes and everything seeps,

so amalgams must too.

Cadmium is used to make the pink color in dentures! Cadmium

is five times as toxic as lead, and is strongly linked to high

blood pressure.

Occasionally, thallium and germanium are found together in

mercury amalgam tooth fillings. Thallium causes leg pain, leg

weakness, and paraplegia. If you are in a wheelchair without a

very reliable diagnosis, have all the metal removed from your

mouth. Ask the dentist to give you the grindings. Try to have them

analyzed for thallium using the most sensitive methods available,

possibly at a research institute or university.

I was astonished to find thallium in mercury amalgams! It

couldn't be put there intentionally, look how toxic it is:

THALLIUM COMPOUNDS

Thallium and its compounds are on the Community Right To

Know List.

THR: Extremely toxic. The lethal dose for a man by ingestion

is 0.5-1.0 gram. Effects are cumulative and with continuous

exposure toxicity occurs at much lower levels. Major effects are

on the nervous system, skin and cardiovascular tract. The peripheral

nervous system can be severely affected with dying-back of

the longest sensory and motor fibers. Reproductive organs and

the fetus are highly susceptible. Acute poisoning has followed

the ingestion of toxic quantities of a thallium-bearing depilatory

and accidental or suicidal ingestion of rat poison. Acute

poisoning results in swelling of the feet and legs, arthralgia,

vomiting, insomnia, hyperesthesia and paresthesia [numbness] of

the hands and feet, mental confusion, polyneuritis with severe

pains in the legs and loins, partial paralysis of the legs with

reaction of degeneration, angina-like pains, nephritis, wasting

and weakness, and lymphocytosis and eosinophilia. About the

18th day, complete loss of the hair on the body and head may

occur. Fatal poisoning has been known to occur. Recovery

requires months and may be incomplete. Industrial poisoning is

reported to have caused discoloration of the hair (which later

falls out), joint pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, severe pain in the

calves of the legs, albuminuria, eosinophilia, lymphocytosis and

optic neuritis followed by

atrophy. Cases of industrial poisoning are rare, however. Thallium

is an experimental teratogen [used to induce birth defects

for study]. When heated to decomposition they [sic] emit highly

toxic fumes of Tl [thallium]. See also THALLIUM and specific

compounds.24

Thallium excerpt.

Thallium pollution frightens me more than lead, cadmium and

mercury combined, because it is completely unsuspected. Its last

major use, rat poison, was banned in the 1970s. Every

wheelchair patient I tested was positive for thallium! One current

use for thallium is in Arctic/Antarctic thermostats. When added

to mercury the mercury will stay liquid at lower temperatures.

Are mercury suppliers then providing the dental industry with

tainted amalgam?

The cancer causing or carcinogenic action of metals has been

studied for a long time, although it doesn't get attention by our

regulatory agencies. A scientific book on this subject was

published in 1980.25 One table from this book is shown on page

431. We can see that chromium and nickel compounds are the

most carcinogenic metals. Nickel is used in gold crowns, braces,

and children's crowns!

Note that the form of the metal is very important. For instance

chromium is an essential element of glucose tolerance

24 Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 7th ed. by N.

Irving Sax and Richard J. Lewis Sr., Van NOSTRAND, Reinhold N.Y.

1989.

25 The title is Carcinogenicity and Metal Ions. It is volume 10 of a

series called Metal Ions in Biological Systems, edited by Helmut Sigel.

A university chemistry library should have this book. It has a fascinating

chapter on the leukemias by two scientists from the Academy of

Sciences of the USSR, E. L. Andronikashvili and L. Mosulishvili. Their

brilliant work and discussion was largely responsible for my pursuit of

the whole subject of cancer.

factor, but most of its other compounds are extremely toxic. In

general, xenobiotic compounds (foreign) are

to be avoided! Metal doesn't belong in our

foods or in our bodies.



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