Chronic Mercury Poisoning and Overall Health Links
I will provide you with links to important websites that deal with mercury amalgam (silver) fillings, chronic mercury poisoning and mercury detoxification. Mercury poisoning is not an isolated health issueit directly and indirectly affects every aspect of your health. While I focus primarily on the health hazards of chronic mercury poisoning from mercury amalgam fillings, there are many other health problems that must be considered. I also want you to know that there are people out there who are dedicated to supporting your efforts to eliminate dental disease and improve your overall health and well being. Thus, this page will give you access to websites I feel provide important information about health related issues.
While I have reviewed these sites, I cannot be responsible for their content. Some sites may contain information that contradicts my personal position. I suggest you evaluate both sides of any point of view and make your own educated decision. There are a number of ways to evaluate the information contained on a website, but one of the most important is to see if the site provides supporting reference material or directs you to the source of their information. There is nothing wrong with expressing a personal opinion, but opinions not backed up by facts must be taken with a grain of salt and an ounce of skepticism. The opinions and conclusions expressed on my websites are supported by an extensive list of scientific references. You can access them by clicking on References.
I will periodically update the websites I ’ve listed, removing sites that are no longer available and adding new ones as I discover them. If you find a website that you believe should be added to the list Please email be by Clicking Here.
The website links I’ve included are not listed in order of importance, but have been added in the order I discovered them.
Mercury - General
www.dentalwellness4u.com The best site for important information on the effects of mercury on the body, mercury detoxification, the relationship of oral to overall health and the prevention of dental disease. A must for anyone who wants to learn more about mercury detox, and how to eliminate gum disease and tooth decay.
www.iaomt.org The IAOMT is a membership organization for dental, medical and research professionals who seek to promote medical-dental cooperation, mercury-free dentistry, and elevated standards of scientific biocompatibility in dental practice.
www.amalgam.org/ DAMS Inc. (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) is a grassroots organization staffed by volunteers that is dedicated to educating the public about the health hazards associated with mercury released from amalgam "silver" fillings. The DAMS site provides information that supports our position on this issue and is well worth a visit.
www.thorne.com/altmedrev/fulltext/enviro5-3.html An excellent article on the effects of chronic, low-dose mercury exposure. We highly recommend it to everyone.
www.calpoison.org/public/mercury.html Mercury and its many forms, plus how to deal with mercury spills at home or office.
www.cfspages.com/ Patient stories about mercury and chronic fatigue.
www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v44jec13.htm World Health Organization’s presentation on methyl mercury. Contains everything you would ever want to know about it.
/www.epa.gov/region02/health/mercury.htm Mercury in the environment sources, health impacts, and what can be done.
www.zip.com.au/~rgammal/scientific_facts.htm Interesting facts about mercury and mercury-amalgam fillings. Includes related references.
www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/press/archive/20010220.html Dentists and wastewater agencies collaborate to reduce mercury releases.
publications.uu.se/uu/fulltext/nbn_se_uu_diva-575.pdf The important relationship between mercury and selenium.
www.lef.org/magazine/mag2001/may2001_report_mercury_1.html What physicians are saying about chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/13/tech/main522011.shtml An official statement by the United Nations Environmental Program concluded that there is sufficient evidence of adverse global impacts of mercury to warrant international action. These recommendations are the first essential step on the road to reducing and eliminating the environmental and health risks of mercury.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/02/MN280057.DTL Doctors urge mercury labels for fish. Resolution warns public of poisonous chemical found in tuna, swordfish, and shark.
www.fda.gov/cder/fdama/mercury300.htm Mercury in drugs and biological products. From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Provides a long list of products containing mercury.
www.dmpsbackfire.com Discussion about the unwelcome side effects of DMPS.
www.thorne.com/altmedrev/fulltext/tox3-4.html “Cysteine Metabolism and Metal Toxicity,” by David Quig, Ph.D. A brilliant look into the role cysteine plays in heavy metal toxicity, including mercury.
www.woodmed.com/Glutathione%202002.htm This site includes an excellent summary overview of Glutathione (GSH), followed by a very detailed, technical overview.
www.fplc.edu/risk/vol2/spring/royal.htm “Amalgam Fillings: Do Dental Patients Have a Right to Informed Consent?”
http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~eps2/wisc/hg.html Interesting fact sheet about elemental mercury, its history, where it comes from, and how it’s used.
Testing: Mercury & Dental Materials
www.doctorsdata.com The website of Doctor's Data, the testing laboratroy I use and recommend to test for mercury and other heavy metals. They offer a number of tests, including one of my favorites, the fecal metals test. They also to urine challenge tests for mercury and the hair analysis.
www.ccrlab.com This is the website for the Clifford Consulting & Research. This laboratory offers the Clifford Materials Reactivity Test that can provide dentists and physicians with important information about their patients individual sensitivities so that least offensive materials can chosen and used in treating the patient in the safest possible way.
www.melisa.org/ Testing for mercury & metal allergies. This is a great site for those who suspect they may be allergic or sensitive to mercury.
Heavy Metals, Including Mercury
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/topic/heavymetal.html Your source for current, credible, peer-reviewed research and news on environmental factors that effect human health.
Oral Health Links
www.bracesinfo.com/dentalcosts This site will calculate the average cost of dental treatment in various cities throughout the United States.
www.123relax.com/articles/R_BioDentist.html A very good explanation of biological dentistry.
www.holistic.co.nz/index.html One definition of Holistic dentistry.
www.fluoridealert.org A great site that really deals with the fluoride issue. If excessive fluoride, including fluoridated water, is something that concerns you, and it should, this site is well worth a visit. You can also sign a petition that calls for a congressional investigation.
General Health Information
www.dentalwellness4u.com The best site for important information on the relationship of oral to overall health and the prevention of dental disease. A must for anyone suffering from gum disease or tooth decay.
www.mothering.com This website is a wonderful source of beneficial information for mothers and mothers to be.
www.menieres-disease.ca/menieres_sites.htm This is a fantastic site is for anyone who has Meniere's Disease or is interested in learning about it. Put together by Karin & David Henderson it provides useful and practical information about dealing with all aspects of this debilitating disease. Karin also addresses the possible relationship between Meniere's and chronic mercury poisoning.
www.boardroom.com This wonderful company publishes newsletters on a variety of topics that can be useful for your daily life. Check out their website and see which one interests you. The one I like the best is Daily Health News, and it's free. You can sign up for it by Clicking On www.bottomlinesecrets.com/e2/e2_signup.html. I've contributed to a number of articles on mercury detoxification, chronic mercury poisoning and the relationship of gum disease to overall health.
www.apma.net/about.htm The American Association for Health Freedom is the political voice for health care practitioners who use nutritional and other alternative therapies in patient care. Its members approach health from a comprehensive perspective, using preventive medical techniques and less invasive, more natural methods of patient management.
www.lef.org/ LEF has a 24 year history of introducing life saving medical discoveries and funding scientific research.
www.cdc.gov/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the leading federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. Serving as the national focus for disease prevention and control, CDC provides credible information to enhance health decisions, promotes health through strong partnerships, advocates environmental health, and designs education activities to improve the health of the people of the United States.
www.thewayup.com/links.htm A very large list of health oriented websites. They are usually very good about keeping the sites updated, but don’t be discouraged if a few slip through the cracks. Well worth a look.
www.townsendletter.com/ Townsend Letter for doctors & patients publishes a print alternative medicine magazine. It is written by researchers, health practitioners, and patients.
www.prevention.com A popular health and fitness magazine for the layperson. Offers many practical tips on health and nutrition.
www.chiroweb.com A good source of information about chiropractors, including how to find one in your area.
www.hsibaltimore.com This site states that they offer today’s most urgent advances in modern underground medicine.
www.123relax.com/search/search.cfm A very large database of alternative health practitioners.
www.lalecheleague.org/ The La Leche League International mission: To help mothers worldwide to breast feed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education; and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
http://www.chopra.com/ Deepak Chopra’s popular site that promotes bringing consciousness into everyday life. An important part of the mind/body/spirit philosophy.
www.redflagsweekly.com/ Offers help in discovering and interpreting important new health trends.
www.holisticmed.com/ A good site for information and resources about holistic medicine.
www.garynull.com Focuses on the pursuit and lifestyle of health. Seeking wellness can take you on a miraculous journey, so savor the adventure and find joy along the way.
http://ewg.org/ The Environmental Working Group is team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers, and computer programmers who study government data, legal documents, and scientific studies to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.
www.westonaprice.org/ An interesting website devoted to food, farming and the healing arts.
www.nih.gov Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
www.healthfinder.gov/organizations/OrgListing.asp This site offers the most complete list of every group, center, organization, and foundation dealing with every aspect of health. Their selection process begins by evaluating the reliability of organizations as providers of health information. Only after carefully reviewing an organization do they choose information from its website for their health library.
www.webmd.com WebMD states that they are the leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers, and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.
www.mayoclinic.com/ Reliable information on how to live a healthier life. The world famous Mayo Clinic offers good information about many health issues.
www.medicinenet.com Reliable doctor-produced health and medical information written for the layperson. Easy to understand medical information that helps your relationship with your doctor.
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/ One of the world’s most respected scientific medical journals.
http://content.nejm.org/ Another highly respected scientific medical journal.
www.detox-center.com/ This site deals with detoxification, including drug and alcholol recovery. Lots of excellent information about the subject.
www.holistichealersacademy.com Holistic Healers Academy. This website is designed for those who truly want to heal naturally. The academy is privately accredited by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners (AADP) - You can become a practitioner of holistic health in the comfort of your own home and help others onto the road to wellness!
www.frety.net - A good web directory with homepage thumbnails about health and many other subjects.
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