Risk of Toxic Mercury Poisoning Due to Dental Fillings

For 150 years, dentists have used amalgam fillings to fill and repair cavity-stricken teeth, but a newly released study indicates those fillings – which contain 50% mercury – may slowly be poisoning the people they were designed to help. Dr. Mark Geier and Mr. David Geier, authors of a new study “Dental Amalgam Fillings and Mercury Vapor Safety Limits in American Adults” that evaluated mercury vapor safety limits, discuss the findings and offer solutions for those concerned about the safety of their dental fillings.

Mark R. Geier received a BS in zoology, a PhD in genetics, and a MD from the George Washington University and is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Geier was a research scientist in the Laboratory of General and Comparative Biochemistry at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health for 10 years. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed School of the Health Sciences. Dr. Geier practiced clinical medicine for more than 30 years and was the laboratory director of Molecular Medicine, Inc for more than 20 years. He has coauthored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed academical journals, medical textbook chapters, and conference proceedings. Dr. Geier has coauthored more than 60 publications focusing on various aspects of mercury toxicity. Dr. Geier was invited to present on mercury toxicity before the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Committee on Government Reform of the US House of Representatives. He was an accredited participant at multiple intergovernmental negotiating committee meetings of the United Nations Environmental Programme to help prepare a global legally binding treaty on mercury, the “Minamata Convention on Mercury”, to help reduce global human mercury exposure and harm. Dr. Geier is the co-founder and currently co-director of the nonprofit Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc.

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