Mercury is steadily released from amalgams 24 hours a day. This release is accentuated by chewing and eating hot foods. After 5 years have elapsed about 50 % of the mercury is no longer in the amalgam. The released mercury has entered the body (80 %) and escaped from the body (20 %) in expired air. This expired air serves as a source for spouses, friends, and relatives to become contaminated with mercury. The person who has had his amalgams removed can thus be refilled with mercury from the spouse who still has a mouth full of mercury containing amalgams.
How Can Amalgams Be Safely Removed?
When the patient is not protected from re-breathing mercury vapor as amalgams are removed, the patient may become worse from the inhalation of more mercury that they can tolerate. Individuals have become quadriplegic and comatose because they were inadequately protected from re-breathing mercury vapor during amalgam extraction. All persons have different tolerances for mercury so amalgam release might cause no effect in one person and yet be able to produce coma in another. Therefore caution in removal of amalgams is imperative.
Mr Moore strongly advises that a nitrous oxide nosepiece be taped to the nose so that non mercury vapor containing air, oxygen or a combination of both can be breathed during the extraction process. There is enough mercury in a large molar amalgam to cause the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to close a 10 acre fishpond as the fish would be too toxic to eat.
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