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IAOMT – Post 11
Who Are The IAOMT?
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists who research the biocompatibility of dental products, including the risks of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis. A non-profit organization and have been dedicated to protecting public health and the environment since founded, 1984. Click here to learn more about IAOMT’s history.IAOMT
What Is The Film About?
The IAOMT sent a distinguished panel of experts to attend the International Negotiating Committee (INC5) meeting held in Geneva by the United Nations Environmental Programme.
The INC5 wrote a Globally Binding Treaty that will eliminate the use and trade of mercury and mercury-containing products.
Dental Mercury accounts for 10% of the annual global emissions and therefore is considered a significant contributor.IAOMT
The IAOMT group of experts represented the position that mercury amalgam is a risk to the environment, dental workers and the general public, and whose use should be discontinued as there are many suitable alternatives available.
“Dental Mercury’s Toxic Journey Into The Environment” was narrated by Robert Lamarck and produced as a collaborative effort between The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the website Mercury Exposure and the film You Put What In My Mouth? a documentary about the devastating effects of dental mercury on patients, staff and the environment. Original music score composed by Joshua Myers http://joshuamyers.com/
What is the UKs position on dental mercury use?
Public Health England acknowledges elemental/inorganic mercury vapour ingestion in their publication of Compendium of Chemical Hazards.
The medical treatment for chronic mercury dental ingestion has not been included in the British medical pharmacopoeia – a book containing the identification of compound medicines published by the British Government / The British Dental Association.
The British Dental Association
The BDA response to The Minamata Treaty
We have been working alongside the Council of European Dentists (CED) to avoid a full ban of dental amalgam, which was included in earlier proposals of the Regulation on Mercury. There is still an intention to phase out amalgam on environmental grounds, possibly by 2030, but only following a full feasibility study to which we provide information. Read more.British Dental Association
The BDA/EU Regulations – The Minamata Treaty advocates a phase-down of the use of dental amalgam, in line with the domestic circumstances of each country and in tandem with recommendations for prevention programmes and increased research into alternative materials.
Needless to say that the very minimum removal of amalgam has been made with more than 50% of the UK population still receiving amalgam fillings.
Your Local NHS A&E
Surprisingly, and one can argue, irresponsibly, NHS clinicians are not trained currently in recognising the symptoms of elemental/inorganic mercury chronic dental ingestion and/or Electro-Oral galvanism caused by accidents, despite both diseases discovered and written about tirelessly in medical papers for the past 150 years or so.
If you visit your local NHS A&E experiencing the typical signs and symptoms, you are very likely to be misdiagnosed unless you have physical evidence, such as swallowing an amalgam.
Some more experienced clinicians may suspect toxicity after taking a comprehensive patient history and providing you with a mercury test. The NHS offer a very basic mercury test, which again, can lead to a mis-diagnosis.
It may seem wise to take a second opinion from experienced clinicians outside of the NHS and more comprehensive blood tests. Read Posts 8 and 9 for more information.
Posts are in numbered order for completeness. You may like to read post 12 next which provides information as to how the diagnosis of chronic dental ingestion was found and posts after this provides information about the post-chelation process.
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