FDA Panel Reviews Health Safety of Mercury Amalgam Fillings

A federal advisory panel is trying to decide whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relied on adequate science when it determined last year that mercury amalgam can safely be used to fill cavities in healthy people. At the time, the FDA didn't find evidence that dental mercury hurts developing fetuses, young children and those more sensitive to its potential health effects. The FDA's scientific review of evidence about dental amalgam fillings, commonly called "silver fillings" because...Full Story
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