After Years of pressure from scientists, citizen groups and health advocates. the FDA has posted a statement to its website that is nothing less than a watershed event in oral hygiene history (it's actually quite a bit more exciting that that might sound).
Although the FDA has previously adamantly denied any and all scientific evidence pointing to negative health impacts from mercury fillings, the FDA has now posted the following to its website: "Pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden, should not avoid seeking dental care, but should discuss options with their health practitioner."
US FDA/CDRH: Consumer Information - Questions and Answers on Dental Amalgam
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