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Children Of Color And Low-Income Kids Still Receive Unsafe Mercury-Based Dental Fillings


It has been more than a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked dentists to stop using amalgam—the familiar silver-colored material used to fill cavities—in children and other “high risk” groups. That’s because amalgam contains 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxicant.

The risks are alarming. We know that mercury from amalgam is absorbed into the body, where it can be detected in blood and tissue samples. The more amalgam fillings a person has, the higher their blood levels of mercury. Mercury exposure is associated with irreversible cognitive and neurological impairment, as well as other long-term health impacts. Children, whose brains are still developing, are at greatest risk from exposure to neurotoxicants such as mercury.


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Citation: “Children Of Color And Low-Income Kids Still Receive Unsafe Mercury-Based Dental Fillings”, Health Affairs Forefront, June 22, 2022.

DOI: 10.1377/forefront.20220615.279516

This article comes courtesy of our sister company, The Huggins-Grube Dental Center (HGDC).  HGDC is the home of  The Huggins-Grube Protocol – an integrated system which incorporates multiple safety factors in order to enhance immune recovery.

The foundation of the Huggins-Grube Protocol is the “Full Dental Revision”. A Full Dental Revision consists of the removal of all toxic materials from the mouth and restoring the mouth as holistically as possible, using biocompatible materials. To learn more, please visit The Huggins-Grube Dental Center.

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