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Consumers for Dental Choice is leading the charge against dental mercury.  But to win, we need action in communities across the nation and around the world.  Here’s what you can do to help stop dental mercury:

Choose mercury-free fillings: Always choose mercury-free fillings for yourself and your children.  Make sure to tell your dentist that you do not want mercury fillings in your mouth – or in your community’s environment. 

Write the FDA: Despite mercury’s known toxicity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to take decisive action to protect children and unborn babies from amalgam – even  though FDA’s own scientific advisory panel concluded that amalgam is not safe for their developing neurological systems, which are most susceptible to mercury’s neurotoxic effects.  Contact the Director for Devices and Radiological Health, Dr. Jeff Shuren, to let him know that endangering our children is not acceptable.

Dr. Jeff Shuren, Director
Center for Devices, U.S. FDA
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
WO66-5431, Room 5442
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Telephone:  301-796-5900
Email: jeff.shuren@fda.hhs.gov

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Join the State and Local Public Officials Mercury-Free Caucus: Elected or appointed, current or former public officials – you are invited to join this bipartisan Caucus of mayors, city council members, comptrollers, board members, state legislators, and attorneys general.  Chaired by former West Virginia state senator Charlotte Pritt, the Caucus supports dental mercury-free policies at every level of government.  For more information, please contact Charlie Brown at charlie@toxicteeth.org.

Become a contributor: Your donations help Consumers for Dental Choice give dental consumers, dentists, mercury victims, and parents a strong voice for mercury-free dentistry. 

Spread the word about mercury-free dentistry: Share this website with your friends, family, and neighbors.  Everyone needs to know that dental mercury is risky in your teeth – and dangerous in your community’s environment. 

Help beyond the U.S.:  If you do not live in the U.S., there’s plenty of ways to help.  For example, programs like Amalgam-Free Africa and Australians for Mercury-Free Dentistry are on the ground worldwide.  To learn more, please write Charlie Brown at charlie@toxicteeth.org.