Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) August 31, 2011 -- During the week of September 4th-10th, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the nonprofit group Consumers for Dental Choice are launching their first-ever "Mercury-Free Dentistry Week," with in-depth newsletters and interactive articles on various mercury (amalgam) topics.
Together, the team will launch an intensive and informative program to help consumers understand the health and environmental dangers of mercury dental fillings.
"Dental amalgams are a major source of dental toxicity, and the environmental dangers of mercury fillings from dental offices, human waste and cremation is alarming, " said Dr. Mercola, founder of http://www.Mercola.com, one of the most popular alternative health websites in the world. "I'm very excited that as part of this educational week we will be able to encourage more effective government oversight on amalgam."
Consumers for Dental Choice was established in 1996 by consumer advocates, mercury poisoning victims, scientists and mercury-free dentists. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to counter studies by non-independent or unqualified researchers that urge continuation of amalgam in dentistry. Dr. Mercola has been a mercury-free dentistry advocate for many years, and has written many articles about its potential health threats.
"Amalgam is 50 percent mercury, and its time that more people understood that there are non-toxic alternatives to having this put in your mouth when you visit the dentist," Dr. Mercola said. "Last year I ran an article calling for volunteers to get involved in a grassroots campaign to convince the FDA to reassess the safety of mercury fillings, and the response was wonderful. Now, we hope to build on that momentum to work toward banning amalgam altogether - a goal that I believe we can reach with this education program."