WSB-TV 2 Atlanta did an investigation on the use of mercury fillings in the United States and the harm it causes. Below is the article along with the television report:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.- Some metro Atlantans strongly believe that the mercury fillings most people got as children could be making them sick.
As many as 180 million Americans have more than a half billion teeth restored with fillings made with mercury.
Channel 2’s consumer investigator Jim Strickland witnessed a Buckhead dental office become a hazmat zone. Everyone, including Strickland, was in full hazmat gear as Dr. Michaela McKenzie removed a mercury filling.
“Mercury is extremely toxic,” McKenzie said. “It’s more poisonous than arsenic. And you’re putting it in patients