Documentary Exposes Occupational Hazards of Mercury Dental Fillings
Premiers at Kansas City FilmFest
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Do No Harm, LLC, the production company behind You Put What in My Mouth?, has announced that its independent film will be shown at the Kansas City
FilmFest on April 18-19, 2015
You Put What in My Mouth? follows the lives of three health advocates as they struggle to inform the federal government and public that vast amounts of mercury vapor and particulate matter are being released during the removal of “silver” amalgam dental fillings. When the fillings containing 50% mercury are heated
by the friction of a dentist’s drill, toxic mercury vapors are released that are invisible, colorless and odorless. “Exposure to these toxic vapors contribute to a
host of adverse health symptoms,” said biochemist Boyd Haley, PhD.
Haley went on to explain, “We have visually demonstrated the mercury vapors generated during routine dental procedures and this shocking footage reveals the peak levels of mercury released during an amalgam removal are vastly higher than limits at which people are evacuated from buildings.”
“Since dental professionals are not taught about the toxicity of mercury amalgam nor of the hazardous vapors it emits, they are unaware of occupational safety regulations mandating that employees be informed about and protected from toxic exposures,” says Matt Young, DDS. Young, a member of the biological dental organization, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), is a “mercury safe” dentist. The IAOMT has created a number of mercury safe protocols to reduce the amount of mercury to which both dental staff and patients are exposed.
Government reviews of mercury have found its toxic effects are broad, variable, idiosyncratic, and often delayed. Neurological problems, cardiovascular disease, kidney dysfunction, and many other disorders have been linked to mercury.
The public is invited to attend the showing of You Put What in My Mouth? at the Kansas City FilmFest. The movie will play April 18-19, 2015
at the Cinemark Palace at the Plaza, 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at www.kcfilmfest.org
About the Film, You Put What in My Mouth?
This documentary was created to raise awareness about the toxic effects of mercury dental fillings on patients, staff and the environment.
Video – http://youtu.be/JUmiRI42KYg
SOURCE Do No Harm, LLC