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FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short

... Choice required the FDA to withdraw claims of mercury amalgam's safety from its Web site and issue an ... The FDA rule destroys a dental myth that the mercury becomes inert in the mouth; FDA says the vapors from dental mercury go into the human body. Due ...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

... placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug ... the use of these fillings in patients with mercury allergy; a warning that dental professionals use ... several consumer groups, including Moms Against mercury and Consumers for Dental Choice. As part of ...

FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year

... calling for special controls on the placement of mercury tooth fillings. Until now, dentists who used ... by the plaintiffs in the case of Moms Against mercury v. Von Eschenbach. The settlement required FDA to ... a plaintiff in the lawsuit and director of the mercury Policy Project. "This breakthrough corresponds ...

Mercury in Mackenzie River delta dramatically higher than previously believed

... have found a dramatically higher delivery of mercury from the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean than ... three months and discovered the total amount of mercury exported from the river during that three-month period was equal to an entire year's worth of mercury calculated in previous studies. Graydon's ...

Shareholders Challenge Danaher/Kerr to Phase Out Mercury Tooth Fillings

... of Hope, Others Question the Continuing Use of mercury WASHINGTON, May 4 ... supported by Consumers for Dental Choice and the mercury Policy Project, will present a resolution ... ) corporation to transition out of manufacturing mercury fillings at the company's annual shareholder ...

Landmark USGS study

... for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, ... tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the ... predicted an additional 50 percent increase in mercury in the Pacific by 2050 ...

Product Stewardship Institute Announces Two New Sustaining Partners

... its advancement. Covanta Energy has rolled out mercury recycling programs in several of the communities ... Energy-from-Waste facilities to help reduce mercury from the waste stream. Sharps Compliance has been ... Scott Cassel, PSI's Executive Director. "Removing mercury and medical sharps from the waste stream, where ...

San Diego Dentist Revolutionizes Dental Industry by Going Green

... poisoning waterways by improperly disposing of mercury fillings; dumping noxious chemicals in the trash; ... found in "silver" fillings, which are loaded with mercury -- arguably the most toxic metal on Earth. "Being a holistic dental office, we never place mercury fillings," says Dr. Marvin. "Not only are they ...

How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

... Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure SATURDAY, April 11 ... their unborn babies to dangerous levels of mercury is a matter of ongoing debate. The U.S. Food ... more than two weekly fish servings but had lower mercury levels, suggesting that the greatest benefit ...

Amalgam fillings are safe, but skeptics still claim controversy, researcher says

... says. Dentists have used amalgam, an alloy of mercury with at least one other metal, in fillings for ... 200 years. Amalgam fillings don't contain enough mercury to cause potential health problems associated ... amalgam fillings before even slight symptoms of mercury toxicity could be felt. A person with seven ...

Consumers Win Major Victory Over Seafood Scaremongers

... case which established that the trace levels of mercury in canned tuna are naturally occurring, and too ... scientific evidence that 95 to 100 percent of mercury traces are naturally occurring. David ... is partially the result of exaggerated government mercury warnings. A case summary and other details ...

Toxic Element Research Foundation Announces Its Latest Worldwide Educational Programs for Health Professionals and Patients

... and health. Its primary focus was its research on mercury containing dental amalgam (silver) fillings and ... unhealthy aspects of not only common silver mercury fillings, but introduces the role of bacterial ... porphyrins, the origin of all energy; methyl mercury on the red cell, the biomarker of recovery; and ...

Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern

... significant global human health hazards caused by mercury in fish and fish-eating marine mammals. Over ... the world (1), including the international Zero mercury Working Group (2) released the study, which ... said Michael Bender, co-coordinator of the Zero mercury Working Group . "Our study of fish tested in ...

Mercury Computer Systems Announces the Sale of Visage Imaging to Pro Medicus Limited

... Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), a ... year," said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of mercury Computer Systems. "In pursuing strategic ... aid the management of medical practices. mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive ...

Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

... it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for ... Drug Administration] to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply," said the ... study, researchers found detectable levels of mercury in nine of 20 samples of commercial HFCS. The ...

Women in Coastal Areas Have Higher Mercury Levels

... her ethnicity may all be linked to the amount of mercury in her blood, a new survey says. The report, ... four times the risk of exceeding acceptable blood mercury (BHg) concentration levels than women who lived ... types of seafood that can contain high levels of mercury would be more available or acceptable to eat in ...

Visage Imaging Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Latest Thin Client Product Release

... Imaging(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), ... and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage Imaging ... such additional risk factors as are discussed in mercury Computer Systems, Inc.'s recent filings with the ...

FDA's Proposed Mercury Fish Advice Based on Flawed Science, Say MD and Anti-Mercury Advocates

... women and children about exposure risks from mercury in fish. "We've known for years that mercury is toxic to the brain and other organs in varying ... a landmark study that brought the issue of mercury in seafood to national attention. "Simply ...

Leahy Slams 'Midnight' Bid to Relax Mercury-in-Fish Warnings to Women and Children

... advisory cautioning women and children about mercury in certain fish. Scientists at the Environmental ... Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), long a leader on mercury pollution policy, issued the following comments:] "The issue of mercury has become Exhibit A of the cozy way the Bush ...

Health Care Without Harm, WHO Announce Partnership for Global Reduction of Mercury-Based Medical Devices

... of the South Asian Conference on Alternatives to mercury in Health Care, an event sponsored by the two ... aims to replace no less than 70 percent of all mercury thermometers and blood pressure devices around ... goal to significantly reduce the threat posed by mercury spills to patient and worker health, as well as ...

Researchers & Department of Defense Question Multiple Vaccine Administration

... SafeMinds Asks, "Is mercury a Common Factor?" WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 ... stated, "Research clearly demonstrates that mercury in vaccines causes mitochondrial damage, yet ... synergistic interactions. Environmental mercury exposure has also been linked to mental ...

Visage Imaging and Viatronix Sign Comprehensive Marketing Agreement for Virtual Colonoscopy Product

... Imaging(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), ... and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage Imaging ... Sniezek, Corporate Public Relations Manager mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Phone: 978-967-1126 ...

Visage Imaging to Provide Enterprise-Wide Thin Client Solutions to Beebe Medical Center

... Imaging(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), ... and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage Imaging ... Sniezek, Corporate Public Relations Manager mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Phone: 978-967-1126 ...

Elements for a UN Global Framework on Mercury Agreed to

... to make decisions on the threats posed by mercury to human health and environment. On 6-10 October ... whether a global legally-binding instrument on mercury will be developed. "World countries' ... covering all significant aspects of the global mercury pollution problem," said Elena Lymberidi-Settimo, ...

New Evidence Highlights Dangers of Mercury Toxicity in Fish

... inform and protect the public from the risks of mercury poisoning due to consumption of certain types of ... not given enough information about just how much mercury is in the fish that is widely available in stores ... of the scientific data that inform the FDA's mercury consumption guidelines, Dr. Hightower has pulled ...

To Reduce Mercury Pollution, 'Dentists need a mandatory requirement,' According to US House Oversight Report; Mercury Group Concurs

... need a mandatory requirement' to reduce mercury emissions. The Mercury Policy Project welcomed ... "Dentists are, by far, the largest polluters of mercury to wastewater in the US today," said Michael Bender, director of the mercury Policy Project. "However, it's like pulling teeth ...

Eating fish while pregnant, longer breastfeeding, lead to better infant development

... demonstrated toxic effects. Information regarding mercury levels was not available in this population, but ... and mackerel, fish types that tend to have low mercury content. In this study, consumption of three or ... for child cognitive development, but that higher mercury levels attenuated this benefit," says Dr. Oken. ...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

... a decade after Congress told it to curb dangerous mercury pollution from cement kilns across the nation, ... of the EPA's failure: Cement kilns emit mercury pollution -- a threat to the health of pregnant ... Bay, Lake Huron and the San Francisco Bay. mercury pollution already has impaired rivers, lakes, and ...

Congress Called on to Hold Dental Mercury Polluters Accountable at U.S. House Oversight Hearing

... Oversight Subcommittee Hearing today, a mercury watchdog group called on Congress to stop dental mercury pollution by phasing out amalgam, requiring ... clean up technology necessary to prevent dental mercury pollution. "Practically speaking, the age of ...

US FDA Admits Risks of Mercury Dental Fillings, Settles Lawsuit

... to comply with the law and set a date to classify mercury amalgam as a substance that poses a health risk ... earlier this week, our lawsuit, Moms Against mercury et al. v. Von Eschenbach, Commissioner, et al. ... speed, has already changed its website on mercury amalgam -- dramatically. Gone are all of FDA's ...

Mercury Computer Systems to Present at the Cowen and Company 20/20 Technology-Media-Telecom Conference on May 29, 2008

... Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), a ... in New York City, NY on May 28-30, 2008. The mercury presentation will be webcast live on May 29 at ... Events at http://www.mc.com/investor . mercury Computer Systems, Inc. -- Where Challenges Drive ...

Visage Imaging to Provide Fully Integrated Thin Client-Based Solution to Tufts Medical Center

... Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced ... and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage ... such additional risk factors as are discussed in mercury Computer Systems, Inc.'s recent filings with the ...

Amber Valletta on Preventing Mercury Exposure

... small and low on the food chain. Because mercury bioaccumulates up the marine food chain, small ... such as shrimp, crab and oysters have low mercury levels. The Washington State Department of Health has a very handy pocket guide to mercury levels in fish ( ...

Scientists find mercury threatens next generation of loons

... national and global decisions for regulating mercury emissions from coal-burning plants and other ... levels of methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury that accumulates up the food chain. Loons ... researchers found that loon pairs with elevated mercury levels also produced 41 percent fewer fledged ...

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation Grants NAA $10,000 for Burbacher/Charleston Study

... Burbacher/Charleston study into the effects of mercury exposure in the brain. The Doug Flutie, Jr. ... the brain following exposure to mercury. The mercury study's primary investigator is Dr. Thomas ... concerned about the possible correlation between mercury and autism and are pleased to see NAA continuing ...

CDC Vaccine Committee Recommends More Shots for Children

... unsafe for people weighing less than 550 lbs. mercury is known to accumulate in several target organs ... CDC have long expressed concerns over elevated mercury levels in infants, cautioning pregnant women about seafood consumption because of mercury content. Despite this, ACIP continues to maintain ...

Ongoing Tests Show Kona Kampachi(R) is Rich in Omega-3s With No Detectable Mercury

... acids, without any risk of contamination from mercury or other pollutants. Kona Kampachi(R), a ... of Hawaii, has proven to contain no detectable mercury or contaminants in regular, ongoing testing. The ... testing firm, Kona Kampachi does not contain mercury to the .02 mg/kg detection limit, which is 50 ...

Global Consensus on Mercury: Scientists Defend Science Journalists

... WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- mercury has again been in the news with the release of new data on mercury levels in tuna sushi by the New York Times and ... women and children could eat as much high mercury fish as they wanted, without any risk. In ...

Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly

... for all three age groups, the half-life of ethyl mercury in the blood -- the time it takes for the body to ... responsible for autism, you would be looking at mercury levels that were far below anything anyone's ... vaccines whether it's proven or not proven that mercury is a problem in vaccines." In ABC's new TV ...

ABC Drama, Eli Stone, Tackles Autism-Mercury Controversy

... education and long term care is large. mercury in any form is a potent neurotoxin and is ... harmful to the fetus and infants. Environmental mercury exposures are increasing. The rapid increase ... a role in autism. While research on the role of mercury in vaccines in relation to neurodevelopmental ...
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