Recent Warning Begs the Question: When will the FDA come to their senses about mercury amalgams?
In its ongoing effort to protect the American public the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an updated warning about skin care products, imported primarily from China, which may contain mercury, specifically anti-aging, skin-lightening beauty lotions and creams. Their studies showed that some of the tainted creams have been found to contain mercury levels up to 131,000 times the acceptable limit of mercury.
Another way the FDA is working to reduce our exposure to mercury is through a recommendation they issued in 2004 in regards to fish consumption; particularly fish known to carry high levels of mercury. These cautions revolve around excessive levels of Methylmercury and elemental mercury, which the agency recognized through extensive studies and via recommendations from heath care professionals, can be toxic to unborn or young children. As a result, both the EPA and FDA recommend that women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and small children avoid eating more than a very small amount of fish per week.
So, with all of this attention being paid to mercury in the environment, in our food and the products we purchase, one must wonder why the FDA has not agreed to immediately ban toxic mercury fillings as well. They have only agreed to think about ‘reclassifying’ mercury at some ambiguous date in the future.
When you consider that 181.1 million Americans of all ages have mouths containing 1.46 billion restored teeth, and the vast majority of those restorations contain mercury, you begin to realize how widespread this problem is. But due to the tireless promotion of the ‘safety’ of mercury fillings by the American Dental Association and conventional dentists combined with the lack of action on the part of the FDA, consumers sadly continue to be exposed to mercury’s poisonous effects through dentistry. Some sources report that the amount of mercury currently used in dentistry for fillings is equal to the total volume of mercury being dumped into the environment by coal plants.
The FDA continues to defy logic by persisting to censor the facts about the toxicity of mercury fillings. Without action at the federal level, hundreds of millions of children and adults of all ages are unnecessarily exposed to a substance that scientists, researchers and doctors from all over the world readily recognize as highly toxic to the human nervous system. The agency’s acknowledgement that this substance is so toxic that they take pains to issue warnings about fish consumption and beauty products, but they persist in allowing, if not encouraging it to be implanted into the mouths of children, teens and adults, makes no sense whatsoever and it endangers millions of people’s lives every day.
The fact that a substance as toxic as mercury has been allowed to be implanted into the mouths of children for so long makes us wonder exactly where the FDA’s loyalties lie – clearly not with the interest of the American public.
More information: http://www.naturalnews.com/023367_mercury_FDA_the.html#ixzz1pIIUeJve
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm294849.htm