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MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal *

Posted by MAI on March 13, 2002 at 16:24:59:

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Health Observations Before and After Amalgam Removal *

Dr.med.dent. Paul Engel

Lyss-Strasse 24, 2560 Nidau

Switzerland

Introduction

From 1972-1993 (5 years internship and 16 years
of my own practice) amalgam was by far the
most prevalent dental filling material used by me
(in the side tooth area). Different reasons led me
to abandon use of this material in the spring of
1994. An amalgam-critical work which had
appeared in the FASEB journal in 1989 (Hahn et
al.) was certainly an important reason for my
decision. Moreover, some of my own earlier
observations (e.g. with Pat. No 2 and Pat. No 73)
and the fact that alternatives to amalgam were
widely available, were equally important reasons
for me to discontinue using amalgam, a material
I had considered highly reliable before.
From the 1800 patients whom I had treated in the
last four years, roughly 90 wished to have their
partially intact amalgam fillings -often done by
me - replaced by another material (mostly
composites and compomere). Predominantly,
these were patients with certain health problems,
who had been influenced by an acquaintance or
via different media and had learned of the
possible toxic effect of mercury from amalgam.
On the one hand, I wanted to find out which
symptoms existed before amalgam removal had
taken place. On the other hand, I wanted to
record health modifications which patients had
described after the removal.
Results
In the table 1, symptoms indicated by the patients
were listed. Qualitative health improvements
were des cribed in each case with the terms
"much better", "better", "somewhat better", "no
improvement", "worsening". In the diagram
wider below gender and age distribution of
patients are differentiated.
Discussion
52 women and 23 men (i.e. approx. 4% of the
patients treated by me in the last 4 years), mostly
over 30 years old, complained of chronic
symptoms such as migraine (36x), headache
(32x), gastro-intestinal disturbances (27x), neck
tension (25x), paraesthesia (19x), dizziness
(18x), allergies (13x), vision disturbances (13x),
back pain (12x), mental disorder (12x), joint pain
(10x) and shoulder/arm pain (10x). After
removing the amalgam, 68% of the patients
believed their health had become "much better",
12% "better", 9% "somewhat better", 7% had
experienced "no improvement" whatsoever, and
1% "worsening".
Certainly this is an amazing, almost
unbelievable result. Had the patients or had the
dentist embellished the results? I do not believe
this.
Do the patients described belong to a
particularly "amalgam-sensitive" group? On the
following graph, based on the " Kieler Amalgam
Gutachten 1997 " the distribution of the
differently sensitive groups of a population is
represented:
General population divided into groups
of different sensitivities
Whereas a large majority of the population feel
little or no disease characteristics during a certain
toxic agent impact, those 10% at the lefthand
side of the graph already display acute-toxic
symptoms.
I do not know whether the large part of the 75
patients described can belong only to such a
particularly mercury-sensitive group. Connected
with this is also the question of the importance of
the estimated number of unknown cases. For
example, patient No 41 had been treated by me
for many years without ever once mentioning
that he had constantly suffered from severe
migraine. How many undiscovered patients with
similar health problems as described above could
be among the other patients of mine?
On the following diagram: the age specification
is related to the year 1997. No conclusions can be
mad



Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2002 at 11:24:55:

In Reply to: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * posted by MAI on March 13, 2002 at 16:24:59:

Thanks, MAI.

I think, thanks to the internet, we are beginning to see the beginning of the end of amalgams. One would hope that it would mean the end of the reactionary ADA, too, but large and wealthy organizations have remarkable survival instincts.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by MAI on March 15, 2002 at 12:33:54:

In Reply to: Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2002 at 11:24:55:

I totally AGREE!

The following is an abstract of a paper presented

by RAYMOND SINGER, PH.D.:
Singer, R. (1995).

Neuropsychological assessment of a practicing dentist with elevated urinary mercury.

Fundamental and Applied Toxicology,

Supplement:
The Toxicologist, 15, 1,
March, 1995.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF A PRACTICING DENTIST WITH ELEVATED URINARY MERCURY.

R. Singer. Santa Fe,

New Mexico, USA

Dentists are exposed to mercury from amalgam (composed of 52% mercury, 8% copper, 37% silver) used as implants for dental restoration.

A recent study of 32% of Singapore's dentists found mercury
dose-related neuropsychological deficits when compared with controls.

The current subject, a dentist practicing for 14 years in the USA, was referred by his physician for neurobehavioral examination.

The subject presented with symptoms including fatigue, GI problems, sweats, tremors, rashes, bowel dyscontrol, and heart arrhythmia.

Tremors of the hand and eyelid affect the subject's hand stability while working.

Results of the Neurotoxicity Screening Survey showed a profile of symptoms consistent with neurotoxicity.
Urine sampling (24 h) over the past year found 2.1 - 99 ppb mercury, averaging 35 ppb (expected range < 2 ppb; atomic fluorescence spectrometry).

High readings may be related with chelation therapy.

Current IQ was at the 87% (% = percentile; 91-96% or greater estimated pre-morbidly), consistent with his presentation as an intelligent, competent dentist.
In contrast to a relatively high IQ, appropriate neuropsychological testing revealed that the subject
has deficits in immediate memory (16%);
visuospatial perception (50%);
visual memory; visual figure-ground perception (50%);
verbal learning (2-5%); mental flexibility (12%);
attentional processes (19%); logical memory (p < .004);
and non-verbal recognition memory (50%).

Neuropsychological testing helped confirm mercury toxicity affecting multiple organ systems.
Such deficits impact the subject's ability to practice dentistry, and raises questions as to effects of
mercury in other dentists, as well as possible subclinical or clinical effects among the estimated 80-90% of
Americans with mercury amalgam implants.
Since some people are very persistant, the introduction of communication trough SCIENTIFIC publications with INTERNET is a slap in the face of LABOR UNIONS such as AMA or ADA who fraudulently promoted "STANDARD of CARE" to protect own interests from medical malpractice lawsuits, and prosecuted those who broke the CODE of SILENCE of those who should protect all of us.

The power of INTERNET with the FAST communication over E-Mails is the difference in obtaining FAST SCIENTIFIC data.

Peer to Peer file transfer - the biggest invention after FAX was invented.

The INTERNET is also helping in curbing FRAUD by QUACKS specialy in field of Workers Compensation where group of cons such as Partenia Medical Group was formed by INSURANCE INDUSTRY to defraud the victims of toxic assaults.

One of the biggest cons in litigation is now famous HINDU QUACK in his dirty turban with famous NEEDLE he uses to conduct "neurotoxic tests" abnoctious Ajit Singh Arora (Partenia Medical Group - covering the theritory of California, Alaska and Hawaii).

The Internet exposed this con and as result the first lawsuits against PARTHENIA started.

Federal Building and US Courthouse
222 West Seventh Avenue,
Anchorage Alaska, 99513

Jorge Fisher v. Parthenia Medical Group, Inc. Case No: 98-35757

This con in latest Workers Compensation case of poisoning by mercury of dental hygienist with documented very HIGH mercury blood level fraudulently suggested that mercury has half life of 60 days and despite that the dental hygienist physical



Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 16, 2002 at 10:46:14:

In Reply to: Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.) posted by MAI on March 15, 2002 at 12:33:54:

Tahnks, MAI.

It seems that the only safe place for amalgams is in the patient's mouth :>)

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.)

Posted by MAI on March 19, 2002 at 17:00:44:

In Reply to: Re: MERCURY - HEALTH Observation Before and After Amalgam Removal * (Archive in mercury.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2002 at 11:24:55:

Have you ever realized that ADA is nothing else as a Labor Union for theb dentists.

If one will agree with the PARTY LINE by providing recommended "Standard of care" the UNION will defend iots member, however non conforming members will be sued by its own Labor UNION!

The propaganda promoted by ADA suggested that ADA may have the SCIENTIFIC agenda, COURTS deisagree.

Same applies to AMA the Labor Union of "united" by the paid membership by doctors.

Have any one ever tough before that AMA, ADA, AAAAAI are nothing else aS LABOR UNNIONS equivalents of Carpenter Unions, Machinist Unions, .... etc ...

Promote business, develop practices, request subordination, defend, or prosecute ...

Simple policy:

"You are with us or against us."


What WE really need is now the PATIENTS UNION!

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