Aug 182016

Many thanks to dentist Dr. Dave Warwick, Hanna AB,  for providing an update and bibliography on the Research on the health effects of mercury fillings.

Scroll past the indented paragraphs (which are for newcomers), straight to heading    From: dentist Dr. David Warwick, Hanna AB.


The less spirited would have sighed and gone away

The intrepids keep on singing and smiling

A warning to the Harmful Status Quo

While you get high in the evening

Others may be turned on by

Un-doing the harm

And culprits in the doing

I see where we have on this blog more than 80 postings collected through the years, on mercury poisoning from dental amalgams (under the category “Health”).    Some are about the UN Treaty to get rid of products containing mercury (we are poisoning ourselves and the environment in which we have to live.  Mercury travels.).    Dave participated in, for example,

2012-10-18 Dental “amalgam”: spread the word, 5th and final round of international negotiations, Mercury Treaty.

    (the posting contains links to more material)

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REQUEST sent to  Dave, Aug 16, 2016:

Why I called you

QUESTION (perennial):   is there information that should be shared, would be helpful, in event that law suit over mercury fillings is pursued?

I don’t want to pre-judge the likelihood that a suit would ever be launched in Canada;  it’s come up again.

Has anything changed?   Is the liability issue, for Government Health Depts and for the Dental Industry so huge that liability will never be acknowledged?     (which would be why all the solid information that can be brought to bear is not heard or acted upon.   Can they not understand that they just have to stop putting mercury into people’s mouths?   and they have to re-train to know how to remove mercury fillings with the least damage possible to themselves, their staff and the patients? )

How much is explained by:  2011-06-28 Canada’s chief dentist works for the amalgam industry. No wonder mercury fillings receive an exemption!  ?

A woman Susan my age from Vancouver  who has MS is incensed about the mercury fillings and vaccinations.  Has done a lot of research.

She talked with a Vanc Law Firm:

The law firm I emailed to last week phoned today and stated that she would speak with her co-workers as to joining a class action lawsuit or whatever and will get back to me later in the week.  That sounds like a good thing as I have no other thoughts on how to proceed.  A class action lawsuit will send a definite message to our mercury-loving government officials who don’t care if we live or die that they should have never allowed amalgam fillings to be installed in peoples’ teeth!!!!! when they absolutely knew better.

She is conversant with Dr Vimy’s work.   Grant reminded me:  Vimy did the “smoking teeth” video (click the link,  Smoking Teeth is the first in this list of videos).   There’s his research using insertion of amalgam in sheep.   

The most recent I could find online re Vimy is 2011 (he is retired),   a short CBC newscast     He is well-spoken, good interview.     (end)

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the route that will bear actual results ?

–          keep sharing information, grow the number of people who are informed.

–          Simultaneously use the UN Treaty on Mercury to bring pressure on the dental colleges to stop the insertion of MORE mercury fillings.

–           Conversations with the institutions that certify Dental Hygienists & Assistants to emphasize the health risks to these women

–          Which leaves individual older dentists who refuse to change their ways as culprits.

–          Dental Colleges (some or all?)  run clinics in which dental students develop their craft.  People who can’t afford to pay a dentist qualify as “the patients”.   A young female friend who is a law student went for a filling last year.   She didn’t know about mercury fillings.  That’s what they filled her tooth with.   (The College has received information about the UN Treaty, etc..  Information makes no difference.  They dismiss it as crazy people who don’t know the science.)   A fellow who came to the Mercury Jamboree is First Nations.  The Clinic at the Dental College serves many First Nations people.  They all get mercury fillings.

Anyhow – – be persistent and patient.  Others have to assume responsibility, too.   Perhaps there will be yet more attention paid to the effects of the mercury poisoning on brain functioning:

Huge numbers of baby boomers have had mercury fillings off-gassing in their bodies for decades now.   They have added body burden from vaccinations that use ethyl mercury as a preservative.   Sixty years of Mercury going to the brain . . .  it’s not as if the evidence isn’t there, if you want to find it.

Our immune systems are different,  we have different strengths and weaknesses in our immune capabilities.   Poisoning by mercury, or other toxics,  does not manifest with the same symptoms in everyone.  The symptoms (the “disease”) will be different depending on factors like previous exposures,  inter-generational damaged DNA, previous injuries,  unknowables  (many poisons are invisible – think carbon monoxide, think chemicals).  But enough!   …   except

Never mind the mercury that pregnant and breast-feeding baby-boomer-women transmitted to their offspring, who were then given more doses of mercury through vaccinations that definitely contained thimerasol (mercury) as a preservative.

None of this is new – – it’s the lead in gasoline, mercury in paint, cancer in tobacco, Erin Brockavitch, no-we’re-not-torturing-people stories all over again.

The effects of mercury on brainone small part:   we need to re-contact these people with Dave’s update:    2012-07-07 Letter to Health Insurance (mental illness claims approach 50%): stop mercury fillings, reduce mental illness claims.


From: dentist Dr. David Warwick, Hanna AB

The liability issue still comes down to what the scientific evidence shows… up until 2012 one could conclude that the evidence is inconclusive……The studies by Woods throughout the last few years on genetic susceptibility may have changed this.  There are 4 studies that he has published which indicate genetically susceptible sub populations show toxicity to the levels of mercury given off by amalgam.  This study does a nice job of summarizing this

As well, I am working with a few other folks to publish a paper that further explores susceptible groups to mercury.  Our first attempt at publishing was turned down so we are rewriting as we speak… I can’t give you any of the text for the new paper, but the bibliography to date is copied below…

there are two other strategic prongs to discontinuing the use of amalgam.  That is the environmental and the occupational issues.  The other study we are working on deals with unrealized mercury exposure caused by amalgam particulate.  The first submission was denied because of a lack of numbers… so we are working to increase our “n”s and hope to resubmit in October.

As far as question 2,  the Health agencies such as Health Canada use earlier studies that use the same data that Woods used in his recent studies to prove “safety”.  Nobody has challenged them on this yet.

On the occupational side of things, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety recommended discontinuing amalgam in 2011 (  page 23), so they have their butts covered but nobody was listening or wanted to listen.

Environment Canada is a pawn to Health Canada and has no balls.  It’s pretty much the same in the states with their three related government organizations.

By the way, one of the fellows I talked to from Health Canada, Phillip Neufeld, stated that the achilles heal of amalgam is the occupational issues.  Not that they cannot be overcome, but that the general practice of placing and removing amalgams generally represents an unacceptable level of exposure.

This is a provincial jurisdiction that would involve the dental colleges, the dental assistant and dental hygienist associations and the provincial occupational safety folks.   Every province is different, however the key is to rock one, then the others will topple.  I hope that the study I am working will increase the conversation regarding occupational and patient safety.


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