September 08, 2006

Are Silver Fillings Dangerous?

In Do Elephants Jump?, we discussed why silver fillings don't rust. One of the issues raised was whether silver fillings, or more accurately, amalgam fillings that include mercury, are safe. This controversy is unlikely to go away quietly, but the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has come up with its answer once again: no. The dissenters are already out in force.