Consider informed consent for patients receiving amalgam
Consider labeling changes restricting its use in pregnant woman and children
Consider the relevancy of the "precautionary principle"
You can read the summary of the FDA advisory panel meeting at: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/meetings/090606-summary.html
The FDA website now also states that "Some other countries follow a 'precautionary principle' and avoid the use of dental amalgam in pregnant women. The FDA provides links to advice about dental amalgams from regulatory agencies in other countries:
The plaintiffs included a team of four nonprofit groups, two public officials, three dental professionals, and two consumer victims: Moms Against Mercury (Amy Carson and Angela Medlin), Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice (Dr. Mark Mitchell), Oregonians for Life (Mary Starrett), mercury expert Michael Bender (as a of the Vermont Advisory Committee on Mercury Pollution), Arizona Senator Karen Johnson, Dr. Andy Landerman, Dr. Corrie Crowe, dental assistant Karen Palmer, consumer advocates Linda Brocato and Anita Vazquez Tibau, and Consumers for Dental Choice.
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