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					Mercury (Amalgam)
The slow dose Poison that we take without knowing its demerits

Awareness Programme About

Amalgam Fillings

Here is a list of symptoms that can be caused by Amalgam (Mercury):
Mouth Symptoms: bleeding of the gum, burning tongue, metallic taste Allergies: contact allergy, food allergy, hey fever, eczema, asthma Chronic infects: rhinitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis

Nerval Symptoms: chronic headache, migraine, tiredness, lack of energy, concentration problems, depression, anxiousness, nervousness, sleeping problems, eye problems, tinnitus Cardiovascular Symptoms: low blood pressure, arrhythmias, palpitation Other Symptoms: sweating, pain in the back, losing hair, irritability, burning sensation of scalp & skins of hands & feet, gastrointestinal problems, rheumatic diseases.

Methods of investigation to prove an amalgam poisoning:
Skin tests to show allergic reaction -> only these tests are accepted by the insurance companies  DMPS-test -> 40 minutes after the injection of DMPS an increase of the urine concentration of mercury, copper and zinc can be measured in stressed persons. Only 5 to 10 % of the patients will do this test because the health insurance companies neither pay nor accept it.

Methods of investigation to prove an amalgam poisoning:
Electroacupuncture according to Voll test (EDSS) -> used by 2000 German doctors and healers. Three universities have published positive reports about this method. Many other causes of chronic diseases can be found with this method.  By the help of Prognos, we can detect our teeth condition in details, including mercury poisoning & teeth relation with each & every internal organs


Lorscheider FL, Vimy MJ, Summers AO.

Department of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
For more than 160 years dentistry has used silver amalgam, which contains approximately 50% Hg metal, as the preferred tooth filling material. During the past decade medical research has demonstrated that this Hg is continuously released as vapor into mouth air; then it is inhaled, absorbed into body tissues, oxidized to ionic Hg, and finally covalently bound to cell proteins. Animal and human experiments demonstrate that the uptake, tissue distribution, and excretion of amalgam Hg is significant, and that dental amalgam is the major contributing source to Hg body burden in humans. Current research on the patho-physiological effects of amalgam Hg has focused upon the immune system, renal system, oral and intestinal bacteria, reproductive system, and the central nervous system. Research evidence does not support the notion of amalgam safety.

Dental Amalgams the "silver" fillings in your teeth Is It Safe?

Dental amalgam, the material in “silver” tooth fillings, contains approximately 50 per cent of the highly toxic heavy metal mercury. But is it safe to put so much Mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive metal known to man, into the mouth of a person?


The "silver" fillings in your teeth - Dental Amalgams - are still widely used by the dental profession in most parts of the world. The "Amalgam" consists of a mix of metals Generally 50% Mercury, 35% Silver, 15% Tin & other metals. But is it safe to put so much Mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive metal known to man, into the mouth of a person? There is now a growing body of evidence that it is NOT safe to do so. Some countries, like Sweden, Canada and Germany, UK have either banned or imposed serious limitations on Amalgam usage.


There is now compelling evidence from reputable scientific bodies (such as the World Health Organisation) that, despite claims from proamalgam bodies such as the American and British Dental Associations (ADA/BDA), Mercury is NOT "locked" safely in the metal bonds in the teeth, but can leak slowly into the body, possibly causing or contributing to severe illnesses. A 1991 W.H.O study indicates Amalgam to be the main source of Mercury exposure for humans. The range of ailments that have been linked (directly or indirectly) to low-level Mercury poisoning include ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Alzheimers Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and a whole range of "auto-immune" illnesses. In fact, just by damaging the human immune system, Amalgam could be contributing to an even broader range of illnesses.


the two most common sources of toxic mercury: seafood and dental amalgams. But there's a third source of mercury that you should know about, particularly if you are the parent or grandparent of a young child or are expecting to have a child: vaccines.


Until recently, a form of mercury called thimerosal was used as a preservative in many of the vaccines given to infants and young children, including vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).


Mercury's extreme cytotoxicity and neurotoxicity is a major factor in the neurological conditions, along with its inhibition of basic enzymatic cellular processes and effects on essential minerals and nutrients in cells. Mercury is also documented to cause imbalances in neurotransmitters related to mood disorders. A direct mechanism involving mercury's inhibition of cellular enzymatic processes by binding with the hydroxyl radical(SH) in amino acids appears to be a major part of the connection to allergic/immune reactive conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, lupus, eczema and psoriasis, scleroderma, and allergies. Immune reactivity to mercury has been documented by immune reactivity tests to be a major factor in many of the autoimmune conditions

this poison can do to the delicate brain and nervous system of a young child: once-healthy child, who was given vaccines for nine different diseases in one day, now suffers from autism.  Mercury Destroys Brain Cells As I mentioned, mercury is a neurotoxin that is especially damaging to the developing brain and nervous system. A growing number of researchers believe that the soaring rates of neurological and developmental disorders in our children can be linked to a corresponding increase uses of Amalgam in the mouth & number of government-mandated vaccines.


In a cell culture experiment, mercury affected hormone production at low concentrations. A link has been found between mercury and hormone disturbances, immune disturbances, recurrent fungal infections, hair loss and allergies. The differences are large. Allergies and hair loss are 2-3 times as common in the high- mercury group. These recent results confirm earlier findings from Heidelberg on mercury and fertility. According to the researchers, mercury exposure leads to hormone and immune disturbances that can reduce fertility. In a cell culture experiment at the Tuebingen University gynecological clinic, mercury affected hormone production at low concentrations. The concentrations were so low that cell vitality was otherwise almost unaffected.

The mercury connection to neurological pervasive developmental disorders(autism, schizophrenia, dyslexia, childhood depression, learning disabilities, etc.) and developmental immune conditions(eczema, asthma, and allergies)  The incidence of neurotoxic, allergic, and immune reactive conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, ADD, dyslexia, allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, childhood diabetes, etc. have been increasing rapidly in recent years. A recent report by the National Research Council found that 50% of all pregnancies in the U.S. are now resulting in prenatal or postnatal mortality, significant birth defects, developmental disabilities or otherwise chronically unhealthy babies.

Amalgam also cause Diabetes

Dental amalgam has been used for over 150 years. Almost everyone living in any industrialized nation has at least a few such restorations in his mouth. The AntiAmalgamists have been attacking the mercury in silver fillings since it was invented in the first half of the 19th century. When they started attacking it, it was assumed that Amalgam was responsible for such diseases as diabetes, gout, and numerous other diseases that have since been documented to have other causes. The list of diseases that are "caused" by dental Amalgam shrinks every year as real science uncovers the real causes of more and more diseases.

Types of direct Filling Materials
The types of direct fillings:  There are Four major types of direct filling materials; silver amalgam, composite, Glass Inomer (combination of glass particles in a plastic matrix) and temporary filling materials. (There are also three major types of indirect filling material; gold, porcelain and composite.)  (I know! but there is an indirect form of composite which some dentists use.)

Composite Filling

Composite fillings are what people think of when they say "white fillings". We call them tooth colored fillings to distinguish them from Amalgam, gold and temporary filling materials. There are a number of different formulations of composite filling, but the type most commonly used today is made of microscopic glass, or porcelain particles of varying shapes and sizes (depending on the intended use) embedded in a matrix of acrylic. The glass particles account for between 60% and 80% of the bulk of these materials, so these restorations could more properly be called porcelain fillings.

Caries Before

Caries restored with Composite

Composite Restoration



Tooth colored Fillings



Advantages of Composite

The glass particles give the composite restoration their color (and their stiffness in the unset state). The acrylic is the plastic matrix that holds the glass particles together. Most composite restorations today are "light cured" which means that the acrylic remains fluid until a very bright light is shined on it causing it to harden. Light curing allows the dentist time to work with the material, building and shaping it correctly, and when ready, to harden it immediately with the light. The light curing also makes for a more color stable restoration. The new tooth colored composite restorations do not get yellow or brown with age as the older ones did.

Should I have all my amalgam fillings replaced with composites?

In case of esthetics its a major concern to the patient, then you should request the replacement of all your amalgams with composites, or porcelain crowns. But beware! Every time you remove one filling and put another in its place, you run the risk of killing the nerve of the tooth and then needing a root canal or extraction! Remember that the presence of mercury in amalgams is considered as sufficient reason to replace them, and dentist should recommend replacing yours on the basis of "mercury poisoning". We do solicit the replacement of any old filling provided that it is still serviceable and the patient does not object to its appearance.

Patient with classical migraine

I had 12 amalgams in my teeth

Teeth of lower jaw

These amalgams trouble me a lot

Teeth of upper jaw


I'm from Dhaka, but recently moved to Rifats Dental & CMD Clinic. I was poisoned by my amalgam dental fillings since age 4 and recently my doctor and dentist saved my life. They are the silver ones you have in your mouth. They contain 50% mercury and it has been proven that it leaks out, poisoning your body, some-times in subtle ways. Please read below about the second most toxic substance on the planet, which includes my personal story.

Advice to my Friends

If you or your friends or family are experiencing any health problems (the most noticeable are stomach problems and/or acid reflux disease, weight gain, anxiety, difficulty controlling emotions such as anger, fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis and memory problems and/or confusion) or have any silver fillings you need replaced, root canals or cavitations you need cleaned (or if you need other dental work performed)

 please

use my contact information.

39, New Elephant Road, Kazi Bhaban, Southeast bank Building, Dhaka -1205. Tel: (880-2) 8650988 Mob: 880-189-278299

Rifat’s Dental, Prognos & CMD Clinic


Dr. Nabanita Chakraborty
BDS (DU), PGT (BSMMU) CMD & Prognos Consultant

Rifats Dental,CMD & Prognos Clinic
39, New Elephant Road, Kazi Bhaban, Dhaka -1205. Tel: (880-2) 8650988 Mob: 880-1819-278299 Web:


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Dr. G K M Rifatullah
BDS (DU), MRSH (UK), PGT (UK) PGT(BSMMU), MPH (NSU on course) CMD & Prognos (Germany) Bio Energetic Medicine (Singapore)