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I just did a home urine test for heavy metals, and it came up high mercury. Probably means absolutely nothing, but wanted to share with you guys, and get opinions.. Always looking for something I guess.
 

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My wife, Diane Rae, was a dental assistant and says that old tooth fillings are made with Mercury. Some PALS are getting all old fillings replaced with new ones because Mercury is bad. How bad, I dunno. :mrgreen:
 

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Hi PDaddy! My deceased son had a few Amalgam fillings. I always thought the fillings played a big role, by the time my son was diagnosed he had already had those fillings in for about 4 or 5 years. I brought this to his attention, but he never wanted to believe it. I don't know what to think about it, but if that is the case why do these dentists use or used to use these Mercury fillings? Science is so freaky!

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I've had these fillings since I was a kid so I've had them a long time. I don't know if its too late for me to remove them or maybe it's never too late? I have a dentists appointment next week, I'll ask the doc.
 

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PDaddy, have you ever heard of a "folicle test", that is to see what amount of Mercury is in your system? I wanted my son to take that, but by the time he was diagnosed'ed, the damn Als had already kicked him in the butt! My son started experiencing his symptoms for quite sometime, but he waited a bit too long to go and see a doc. At first he thought it was a stroke, or Myasthenia Gravis (sp?), but was told different. I have read where a few entertainers, Lisa Marie Presley, being one of them, she had her Almagams removed, because she was having a lot of problems. It's just so weird! If they are bad, why do they use them?

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I wish you luck, PDaddy! Let us know what the dentist says! And on the other hand, I doubt it if they will admit that they are stuffing you with poison, right?

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P and Irma,
I have heard about the fillings, I will be anxious to here what the dentist says. I got the test with some uti tests that I ordered. I always get Uti's oh what fun, so I got the tests so I could just start the antibiotics. I did the heavy metal urine test, and got the mercury result, was a little miffed. I do have metal fillings though..HMMMMMM
 

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hmmmm

My husband has also been reading alot about mercury. He also tested high for mercury and lead. Unfortunately, I have never heard of anyone improving by having fillings removed. Would love to be proved wrong.
 

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I asked my dentist about fillings. He said that it would be more harmful than helpful to have them removed - mercury flying all over. The deal is that if you want them removed you have a specialized dentist to contain the mercury. He said that he would never put those fillings in someone today but would never remove them either - just to harmful. And it is very expensive.

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Sharonca, my son and I we heard exactly the same thing. I cannot understand why these dentists use these type of fillings knowing how harmful they are. I did quite a bit of research on them when I heard about how bad they were. I just could not believe it! You see my son was a very healthy person. He never had any problems before. I remember he told me that he had dental work done in February of 2002, and in October of the same year he started feeling these little tremors here and there, but I knew nothing of Als, and I damn sure did not know that those damn fillings were bad news. When my son was diagnosed'ed, the docs of course they did not mention to him about how dangerous these fillings have been proven to be. I accidentally caught it on the net. Then my son went to a doc here in Tomball, sort of like a naturalist, and mentioned the almagams to him. He did admit to my son that that have been proven to be bad news, but it was too late, and way, way too risky to have them removed, because of leakage. Now, isn't that some $#!t? It angers me every time I think about it. I have never talked about it on this forum, but now is the perfect time to talk about it. I would not advice anyone out there to get them type of damn fillings. I don't believe they use them anymore. What a bunch of damn murderers!
 

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if you read the information in the quackwatch article and others you will find there is no link to mnd and mercury fillings,which i too have.
i was told by a man over a year ago about this and looked into it.
the government investigated the dental federation regarding this and the studies showed no direct link to fillings and illness and proclaimed them safe.
we are exposed to the same daily level of heavy metals as most people in the world who don't get mnd.
there is a link out there waiting to connect us all, what it could be is anybodys guess but i think more studies on mnd patients/genes/immune system etc will find it.
take care
caroline:-D
 

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british dental health statement.

British Dental Health Foundation Policy Statement
Dental Amalgam
The Foundation View
The British Dental Health Foundation does not consider that the use of dental amalgam containing mercury poses a significant health risk.
The Foundation advises patients not to have their amalgam fillings replaced unless they are certain they are allergic to dental amalgam, as the process of removal can weaken the teeth.
It also supports the view of the UK Department of Health that it is sensible to minimise health interventions during pregnancy. For this reason, and because mercury can be passed through the placenta and breast milk, it is prudent to avoid placing or removing amalgam fillings during this period.
Recent Scientific Reviews
The UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) reported to the Department of Health in 19971 that the use of dental amalgam is free from risk of systemic toxicity.
Other prominent agencies that have upheld the safety and utility of amalgam in recent years include the World Health Organization and FDI World Dental Federation2, Swedish Medical Research Council3, and the US Food and Drug Administration4.
Safety
Amalgam fillings, made up of a mixture of metals and mercury which are chemically bound together, have been in use in dentistry for over 150 years. Research into the safety of such dental amalgams have been carried out for over 100 years and so far no reputable controlled studies have found a connection between amalgam fillings and any medical disorder.
Minute amounts of mercury from dental amalgam do escape from dental amalgam and are absorbed into the body, some of it into the central nervous system. Everyone has a small amount of mercury in their system, measurable through their blood and urine. On average a UK adult absorbs
about 9 millionths of a gram of mercury a day from all environmental sources – about a sixth of which comes from amalgam fillings.
Most people with dental amalgam fillings containing mercury show less than 5 micrograms per litre of urine. Nearly all dentists have levels below 10 micrograms per litre. Compared with this, the maximum permitted level of exposure to mercury for industrial workers in the US will produce levels around 135 micrograms per litre, which is still considered safe by medical authorities5.
Confirmed cases of allergic reaction to amalgam are extremely rare – fewer than 100 cases have been reported worldwide6. This is an extremely small number in relation to the many thousands of millions of amalgam fillings that have been provided to patients since the material was developed.
None of the claims linking dental amalgam to illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease have been substantiated. Leading health organisations in these fields, have disputed such claims, and these conditions have not been associated with higher, occupational, levels of exposure to mercury.
However, the Foundation’s considers that, if amalgam were to be presented as a new material today, it would not be approved by any food and drug administration, on the precautionary principle.
Alternatives to Amalgam Fillings
Patients who wish to avoid amalgam fillings should discuss the alternatives with their dentist. There is no filling material available that can fully replace amalgam in all applications. Alternative materials, such as gold, porcelain, composite resins and glass ionomers, each have relative strengths, weaknesses, and costs associated with their use.
Gold is an inert metal with a long history of use as a dental filler, but it is generally not considered acceptable in the UK from the aesthetic point of view. It is also expensive. Most of the other alternatives have been introduced much more recently, and there is relatively little published research yet available about the long-term health implications of the use of these materials.
Concerns have been raised about oestradiols, such as Bisphenol A, a chemical which has been used since the 1960s in dental products including fissure sealants and composite fillings. Recently it has been recognised as an oestrogen mimicker and may be linked to male infertility, and prostate and breast cancers. However exposure through dental materials would make only

a small contribution to total exposure, as these chemicals are found in the food packaging industry.
None of the alternative filling materials for posterior teeth are currently available for dental treatment under the NHS except in exceptional circumstances.
The British Dental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading independent oral health charity, with a 30-year track record of providing public information and influencing government policy.
 

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I had four amalgams removed by an alternative dentist. Don't have it done by a regular dentist as you may become more toxic due to the mercury getting into your blood stream.
I can't say I feel any benefit. It's been 10 months, and I've worsened.
Somebody before me posted that there is no connection between ALS and mercury. The internet is full of info on it. Just google "mercury" and "ALS".

My strategy is to get my body as non toxic as possible, and hope that it helps.
 

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My dentist of 30 years said he'd be happy to charge me 5K to change all my fillings but he really didn't see the point. He is aware of the controversy but at my point in prognosis couldn't see any benefit. Too little too late, even if there was a proven link.
AL.
 
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