Dr. John F. Ruhland
John F. Ruhland, ND — Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
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Hazards of Mercury Fillings
by John Ruhland, ND

Are your symptoms really all in your head?

Here is a self-test for mercury toxicity:

  • Energy: Do you have exhaustion, fatigue, insomnia, or low energy?
  • Psychological: Do you have anxiety, irritability, depression, fits of anger, or memory loss?
  • Digestion: Do you have colitis, abdominal cramps, constipation, or diarrhea?
  • Circulation: Do you have high or low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, a weak pulse, or chest pain?
  • Immune system: Do you have allergies, sinusitis, asthma, or swollen lymph glands?
  • Respiratory: Do you have a persistent cough, shallow or irregular breathing, or emphysema?
  • Oral: Do you have bad breath, frequent cavities, bleeding gums, gingivitis, or a metal taste in your mouth?
  • Structural: Do you have joint pain, headaches, or migraines?
  • Miscellaneous: Do you have anemia, swelling, muscle pain, or tremors?
          (Note that these symptoms have numerous causes and may be unrelated.)
Facts About Mercury

Definition of amalgam = any alloy containing mercury.

A typical amalgam/silver dental filling contains 50 percent mercury, 35 percent silver, 13 percent tin, and 2 percent copper. Mercury is very toxic, more so than lead, cadmium, or arsenic.

The American Dental Associations (ADA) published claim is when mercury is combined with the metals used in dental amalgam, its toxic properties are made harmless, and the amalgam becomes a biological inactive substance. Yet, the ADA, OSHA, and EPA have declared leftover scrap dental amalgam to be a toxic hazard to dental personnel, to the dental office, and to the environment!

Human autopsy studies prove that dental amalgam mercury enters the patients body and builds up with time.

Mercury is known to damage the brain and nervous system, the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, the heart and lungs, as well as hormones and enzymes. Mercury is a very potent suppresser of the immune system and is known to damage the brain and nervous system of unborn babies.

Research on the toxic effects of amalgam dental fillings is being conducted in many parts of the world, including New Zealand, England, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and German. All research to date has proven that every person with amalgam restorations has increased the toxic load on his/her body.

In several countries, the use of mercury for dental fillings has been banned. Even one major amalgam manufacturer has announced that it will discontinue the production of amalgam.

For more complete information see Defense Against Mystery Syndromes or ABC on Mercury Poisoning from Dental Amalgam Fillings by the Swedish Association of Dental Mercury Patients.


Questions and facts provided by LaVar H. Riniker, D.D.S.

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