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FDA Admits Mercury Fillings Are Dangerous for Pregnant Women and Children

In an astounding about-face to its previous stance regarding amalgam (mercury) fillings for pregnant women, children and other individuals who could be adversely affected by amalgam, the U.S. FDA quietly posted updates September 24, 2020, to its guidelines on amalgam.

“The FDA has found that certain groups may be at greater risk for potential harmful health effects of mercury vapor released from the device [amalgam],” the post says. “As a result, the agency is recommending certain high-risk groups avoid getting dental amalgam whenever possible and appropriate. These uncertainties in the most vulnerable patients are why today we are recommending people who may be at high risk for adverse health effects of mercury exposure use non-mercury alternatives to dental amalgam.”

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