Mercury is a neurotoxin with the potential to seriously harm humans and the environment, and the IAOMT
cited hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies about the hazards of dental mercury as part of the negotiations process for UNEP's treaty.
Contrary to ADA's position, the IAOMT
has catalogued hundreds of scientific studies dating back over a century demonstrating that mercury in dental fillings is hazardous to human health.
Considering the documented potential harmful effects of mercury amalgams, IAOMT
strove for more stringent regulations, such as mandatory special protection for indigenous peoples, pregnant women, and children.
notes the FDA has not taken measures to warn consumers of the potential harm from daily exposure to mercury in their mouths.
La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry, leading IAOMT
dentist in San Diego, specializes in whole body cosmetic dentistry.
David Simone, who will be representing IAOMT
at the DOS meeting.
is a network of dental, medical and research professionals which supports the effort to inform consumers about health risks from water fluoridation.
Shuren reiterated FDA's intention to review the risks of dental mercury in a July 2011 letter to IAOMT
attorneys: "We agree that the [2010 scientific advisory] Panel raised issues concerning uncertainties with previous risk assessments on mercury vapor and sensitivities in certain populations to mercury released from dental amalgam.
Having the amalgams replaced with ceramic, porcelain, or gold restorations is worthwhile if done safely following IABDM (International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine) or IAOMT
(International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) protocols.
Matthew Young DDS, President of the IAOMT
emphasized: "The cumulative dose and health effects of mercury from all sources will eventually force a ban on all optional use of this toxic metal.
There are a number of protective protocols that have been developed by the IAOMT
and others, designed to protect from this unnecessary mercury exposure.
1 and 2, 1992, by the president of the German chapter of the IAOMT