We Need Your Help - NOW

Last month Malibu, CA. joined Costa Mesa and Santa Ana in banning the use of amalgam fillings using a phase out plan drawn up first by the city of Costa Mesa.

These cities and the thousands of people attending a series of town meetings hosted earlier in this year by the FDA's center for devices has raised the awareness of a highly toxic substance making up 50% of dental fillings.

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren the presiding FDA official over these town meetings made a public statement regarding the use of amalgam fillings in the dental office.  He stated, "We may decide to change our current regulation, and that could include changing the status of dental amalgam, which means it comes off the market or has other controls on it, or we may decide to leave things as they are." 

The door has been opened and it is up to society to let the FDA know we do not want mercury in people's bodies.  It is believed that approximately 50% of the dentists in the United States are now mercury free but we need to make sure that the use of mercury is abolished all together.

This is were we need your help.  The FDA has promised to make an announcement by year's end of its decision about whether or not to warn the public of the dangers of dental amalgam, and possibly even restrict its use.

You must urge the FDA to heed the advice convened by its own scientists in December 2010. To voice your opinion, contact Dr. Shuren at:

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Director
Center for Devices, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
WO66-5431, Room 5442
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

Phone: 301-796-5900
Fax: 301-847-8149 or 301-847-8109

Here are some suggestion of topics to mention in contacting Dr. Shuren from Charlie Brown the attorney for Consumers For Dental Choice.

  • Thank Dr. Shuren for agreeing to act on amalgam fillings this year.
  • Please end the use of amalgam immediately for children, pregnant women, and hypersensitive adults (as a minimum).
  • Please make sure every parent knows amalgam is mercury, not silver, by making warnings mandatory. Every consumer should be told the truth about what's going into their mouths, and their children's mouths.
  • Kicking the can down the road is not acceptable. It is time for a decision now, NOT an announcement that the FDA's decision will be postponed. We have irrefutable scientific evidence about the dangers of mercury amalgams. Your children are being subjected to harm now—they can't wait another year.

Please help us stop the use of mercury in dental fillings by sharing your feelings TODAY.  Thank you for your support in this important issue.

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