Amalgam fillings, sometimes misleadingly called “silver fillings”, are 50% mercury. The FDA is now advising certain vulnerable populations (including children and pregnant women, people with neurological issues or kidney disease) to avoid getting dental amalgam fillings, which are a source of unnecessary mercury exposure. Amalgam is now the biggest use of mercury in a product or medical device.
Many people feel these fillings are history but the truth is that many people — including people of color and low-income families, Indigenous peoples, military personnel, and persons who are incarcerated — too often continue to get these fillings. Join us on Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00 noon ET to learn more about:
This webinar is presented by Learning Disabilities Association of America, Children’s Environmental Health Network, National Medical Association and Consumers for Dental Choice.