We are excited to celebrate our 8th Annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, August 12 to 19. Hidden from us for too long is this stark fact: mercury, the most toxic and volatile of the heavy metals, is the main component of dental amalgam (also called, incorrectly, “silver” fillings). Alternatives to amalgam are available in any dental office, and every consumer should demand a non-toxic, non-polluting alternative.
To phase out amalgam in North America and worldwide, we partner with the nonprofit group Consumers for Dental Choice, whose talented consumer advocates, environmentalists, and health professionals work tirelessly – and effectively – to stop the use of dental mercury around the world. During this week, a portion of proceeds from my sales will help match donations up to $125,000.
Consumers for Dental Choice has made amazing progress toward mercury-free dentistry; for example, achieving a ban on amalgam in the 28-nation European Union for children and for pregnant and breastfeeding women – an action that will create pressure for the U.S. to do the same! Consumers for Dental Choice continues to break barriers that limit consumer access to mercury-free dentistry and to force federal and state government agencies to be accountable.
You can help stop dental mercury today! Shop now to support Consumers for Dental Choice and their campaign for all consumers to have access to mercury-free dentistry. Or you can donate directly by CLICKING HERE.