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Mercury - NY State Bill 4209

Posted by MAI on March 02, 2002 at 16:55:34:

THE STATE OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK 224TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION

ASSEMBLY BILL 4209

2001-2002 REGULAR SESSIONS
IN ASSEMBLY
FEBRUARY 7, 2001


INTRODUCED BY M. OF A. BRODSKY, GIANARIS, EVE, GALEF, DINOWITZ, FARRELL,
GRANNIS, DINAPOLI, P. RIVERA -- MULTI-SPONSORED BY -- M. OF A. BOYLAND,
BRENNAN, CANESTRARI, A. COHEN, M. COHEN, COLTON, COOK, CYMBROWITZ, DIAZ,
GLICK, GOTTFRIED, GREEN, GREENE, GUNTHER, HIGGINS, LAFAYETTE, LAVELLE,
LUSTER, MCENENY, MILLMAN, NOLAN, ORTIZ, PERRY, PHEFFER, PRETLOW,
RHODD-CUMMINGS, SANDERS, E. C. SULLIVAN, WEINSTEIN, WEISENBERG -- READ ONCE
AND REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION -- COMMITTEE
DISCHARGED, BILL AMENDED, ORDERED REPRINTED AS AMENDED AND RECOMMITTED TO
SAID COMMITTEE

TEXT: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND
ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as "The Mercury-Free Water
Resources and Mercury Reduction Management Strategy Act of 2001".


. . .


SECTION 27-1927. DENTAL OFFICE REQUIREMENTS.


EACH DENTAL OFFICE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL AMALGAM MERCURY
REPORT DESCRIBING QUANTITIES OF ALL SOURCES STORED AND RECYCLED: INCLUDING
CHAIR-SIDE TRAPS, CLEAN SCRAP, ELEMENTAL MERCURY, AMALGAM SLUDGE, AND
MERCURY CONTAINMENT TRAPS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE BY REGULATION
THEREFOR.


SECTION 27-1929. NOTIFICATION.


EVERY DENTIST SHALL DISPLAY, IN BOLDFACE PRINT, IN THE ENGLISH AND SPANISH
LANGUAGE, AND IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE WITHIN SUCH DENTIST'S OFFICE, A NOTICE
STATING THE FOLLOWING:


"THIS OFFICE USES AMALGAM FILLING MATERIALS WHICH CONTAIN AND EXPOSE YOU TO
MERCURY, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS A TOXIN LINKED TO
NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS. ADDITIONALLY, SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OF
MERCURY-CONTAINING AMALGAM USE HAVE SHOWN THAT A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH HAZARD
EXISTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15. SAFE
ALTERNATIVES TO MERCURY-CONTAINING AMALGAMS EXIST. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR
DENTIST FOR MORE INFORMATION." S 27-1931. INFORMED CONSENT; DENTAL
PROCEDURES.


NO DENTIST SHALL USE MERCURY OR MERCURY AMALGAM IN A DENTAL PROCEDURE
UNLESS, PRIOR TO THE USE, THE DENTIST CERTIFIES IN WRITING THAT THE PATIENT
GAVE INFORMED CONSENT THERETO FREELY AND WITHOUT COERCION. SUCH INFORMED
CONSENT SHALL BE PROVIDED IN WRITING AND REQUIRED FOR EACH DENTAL OFFICE
VISIT IN WHICH THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES THE USE OF MERCURY AMALGAM AND SHALL
CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN BOLDFACE PRINT:


"I CONSENT TO THE USE OF MERCURY CONTAINING AMALGAM IN THIS DENTAL
PROCEDURE. I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE AMALGAM TO BE USED IN THIS
PROCEDURE CONTAINS MERCURY, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS A
TOXIN LINKED TO NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS. ADDITIONALLY, I
HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OF AMALGAM CONTAINING MERCURY
HAVE SHOWN THAT A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH HAZARD EXISTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15. I HAVE ALSO BEEN INFORMED THAT SAFE
ALTERNATIVES TO AMALGAM CONTAINING MERCURY EXIST."


SECTION 27-1933. BAN ON HEALTH INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION.


NO HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY OR CONTRACT SHALL IN ANY WAY DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST AMALGAMS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ADDED MERCURY.

http://lawschool.stanford.edu/library/special/dentalofficerequirements.html

A04209 Memo:

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, the agriculture and markets law, and the insurance law, in relation to enacting the Mercury-Free Water Resources and
Mercury Reduction Management Strategy Act of 2001

GENERAL PURPOSE/IDEA OF BILL : This bill would make various
provis



Re: Mercury - NY State Bill 4209

Posted by MAI on March 02, 2002 at 17:01:20:

In Reply to: Mercury - NY State Bill 4209 posted by MAI on March 02, 2002 at 16:55:34:

MERCURY MAZE

TESTIMONIALS:

http://www.guestbook.de/yasg.cgi?X=20086&P=1

(pls sign gestbook!)

http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Medicine/Dentistry/Amalgam/

http://vest.gu.se/~bosse/Mercury/Mouth/amalgamlinks.html

http://hometown.aol.com/Rjj5019/index.html

http://www.web-light.nl/AMALGAM/amalgam.html

http://www.altcorp.com/vimyresponds.htm


http://www.altcorp.com/amalgam.htm

http://www.dentalmercury.com/publications.html

http://lawschool.stanford.edu/library/special/dentalofficerequirements.html


http://www.web-light.nl/AMALGAM/EN/SCIENCE/sciencemain.html

Bernie Windham, Chemical Engineer, THE COMPLETE DATA

Summery on science on dental amalgam / mercury

More Scientific Facts on the Biological Effects of Mercury Amalgams

Mercury Amalgam: Extensive data (psychological/physiological) !
More scientific findings - brief discriptions

Research regarding sensitivity for mercury.

Amalgam and Alzheimer

Toxic peripheral neuropathies

EDTA and EGTA complexes of Hg2+ are potentially injurious

Mercury effects on the contractile activity of isolated heart muscle

Long term exposure to low doses of mercury, neurological damage

Intake of Dietary Fiber and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Health Effects from Dental Personnel Exposure to Mercury Vapor

Parkinson's

Amalgam in 1883

Amalgam in 1971

Effects of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption

More on fish consumption (Seychelles). Article from New Scientist

Mercury vapor may be the biggest problem even for equal exposures

Mercury impairs the enzymatic feedback, and allows one to get copper-poisoned

The need for stomach acids :

CHEWING RELEASES MERCURY FROM FILLINGS

Traces of mercury in organs from primates with amalgam fillings

Mercury : oral and intestinal floras of primates

Additional references on dental office health effects

ALS web site recently posted Effects of Mercury Toxicity

MELISA (MEmory Lymphocyte ImmunoStimulation Assay), is an optimized lymphocyte stimulation test.

Other poisons, paladium, monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame, Thallium, chelation therapy and some letter exchange

Side-effects: mercury contribution to body burden from dental amalgam.

MERCURY and Alzheimer, neurodegenerative disorders, multiple sclerosis.

Methyl Mercury in Dental Amalgams, surpassing liver pathways !!

Medline :Evidence for delayed neurotoxicity produced by methylmercury.

Medline : Depletion of glutathione in the kidney / inorganic mercury

Medline : Occupational exposures to metals as risk factors for Parkinson's disease.

Medline : Chronic elemental mercury intoxication: neuropsychological study.

http://www.altcorp.com/amalgam.htm, just visit this address for good science on mercury-amalgam toxidity !!!!

More Science, abstracs of studies on :
Cytotoxicity of amalgams, alloys, and their elements and phases.

Dental amalgam: the materials.

Interactions between dental amalgams and the oral environment.

The prevalence of sensitivity to constituents of dental alloys.

Placental transfer of heavy metals in normal pregnant Japanese women.

Concentrations of heavy metals in maternal and umbilical cord blood.

Reference intervals for trace elements in blood:

LATEST SCIENCE
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF Hg, Ag, Sn, Cu, Zn AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN AMALGAM REMOVED FROM AN ABUTMENT TOOTH UNDERNEATH A GOLD ALLOY BRIDGE THAT HAD BEEN IN VIVO FOR NINE PLUS YEARS. Author: Gilbert H. Jackson, III, BS Chem, JD Law

Dr. Murray J. Vimy DMD Responds to Dr. Robert M. Anderton DDS, President of the American Dental Association

CALGARY, CANADA, July 4, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The news release by the American Dental Association (ADA) dated June 13, 2001 contains a very significant error. The ADA President Dr. Robert M. Anderton is reported as saying, ``There is no sound scientific evidence supporting a link between amalgam fillings and systemic



Re: Mercury - NY State Bill 4209 (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 03, 2002 at 08:41:47:

In Reply to: Re: Mercury - NY State Bill 4209 posted by MAI on March 02, 2002 at 17:01:20:

Thanks, MAI.

Isn't it interesting that the ADA has tried for years to make it illegal (grounds for losing their licenses) for dentists to tell their patients exactly what this Bill is requiring them to do?

Namaste`

Walt

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