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US FDA Admits Risks of Mercury Dental Fillings, Settles Lawsuit
Date:6/5/2008

malgam. The joint committee concluded with personal recommendations by the members. These include that FDA should:

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:

Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr-cp/1996/1996_63_e.html

France: http://afssaps.sante.fr/ang/pdf/amalgam.pdf

Sweden: http://www.kemi.se/templates/Page.aspx?id=5233 "

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.

For More Information: http://www.mercurypolicy.org


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