This article is from the Amalgam and Mercury-free Dentistry FAQ.
As published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA),
Volume 120, page 396, April 1990: ''The strongest and most convincing
support we have for the safety of dental amalgam is the fact that each
year more than 100 million amalgam fillings are placed in the United
States. And since amalgam has been used for more than 150 years,
literally billions of amalgam fillings have been successfully used to
restore decayed teeth.''
BIO-PROBE COMMENT: The emperical anecdotal conclusion that because 100
million amalgam fillings are placed each year and that billions of of
amalgam fillings have been ''successfully'' used to restore decayed
teeth during the last 150 years has nothing to do with the safety of
dental amalgam. The ADA statement does not cite any scientific proof
of the safety of implanting mercury in the humans body. What it does
say is that during the last 150 years billions of amalgam fillings
have been placed in millions of unsuspecting Americans who were never
once told that they were having one of the most toxic metals known
implanted in their teeth, and that mercury has been clearly shown to
have adverse health effects related to chronic exposure.