DENTAL AMALGAM MERCURY SYNDROME .............................

 DAMS Intl.     St Paul, Mn, 55015


Widespread Adverse Health, Cognitive, and Fertility Effects from Mercury's Endocrine Disrupting Hormonal Effects Found to Be Affecting Millions.


A review by DAMS researchers of over 1000 peer‑reviewed medical studies from the National Library of Medicine( and Government studies found that:


1. Mercury has been documented to be an endocrine disrupting chemical that selectively accumulates in the hormone glands and has significant adverse effects at very low levels of exposure. (1,2,8)

2. Studies find that millions have chronic mercury exposure more than the U.S. Gov't Health Guideline for mercury. The largest exposures of both inorganic and methyl mercury to most adults were found to be from amalgam dental fillings- since bacteria and yeast methylate inorganic mercury to methyl mercury. Those with several amalgams typically have mercury exposures 10 times the average of those without amalgam, and after amalgam replacement the mercury excretion level declines by 90%.      (3)


3. Children with amalgam have mercury levels in urine at least 4 times that of the average of those without amalgam, and much higher ratios for saliva and feces.   (3)  Motherís amalgams are the largest fetal and neonatal exposure for most infants.  (6)  The largest exposures to most young children were found to be from mercury thimerosal in vaccines. (2‑6)

4. Studies found that many infants are receiving high levels of fetal and neonatal exposure to mercury sufficient to cause developmental effects that damage the metals detoxification system to the extent that continued exposure to toxic metals such as mercury thimerosal, lead, and arsenic results in accumulation of toxic levels of these metals. This is commonly leading to neurological conditions like autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD) if not properly treated.(4,5,6,9,2) 


5. Recent National Academy of Sciences reports and other studies have found that approximately 50 percent of U.S. pregnancies now result in spontaneous abortions, birth defects, neurological conditions, or chronic developmental disorders. Studies document that the majority of these are due to toxic exposures and most children are receiving dangerous levels of toxic exposures. (7,4‑6,2)

6. Chronic mercury exposure has been documented to be commonly causing widespread endocrine system effects including hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroiditis, impaired conversion of thyroid hormones and other hormones, pituitary hormone deficiencies, and adrenal hormone imbalances. (1,2,10)

7. Some of the endocrine related conditions/symptoms found to be commonly caused by these hormonal effects in infants and children include widespread neuropsychiatric conditions and developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, mood disorders, mental retardationspontaneous abortionseczema, asthma, systemic allergiesbehavioral problems, and juvenile delinquency. (1‑10)

8. Some of the endocrine related conditions/symptoms found to be commonly caused by mercury in adults include hypothyroidism, chills, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgiadepression and mood disorders, anxiety, anger, memory loss, balance problems, infertility, endometriitis, menstrual disorders, low sperm counts, diabetes, etc. (1,2,10,11). 


9. Mercury is extremely neurotoxic and immunotoxic, so that some of the conditions described are the collective result of neurotoxic, immunotoxic, and hormonal effects. These interactions are also documented in the references provided . Other toxic metals and chemicals including Dioxins, PCBsOrganoChlorine and OrganoPhosphate Pesticides have neurotoxic, immunotoxic, and hormonal effects that act synergistically to cause this condtions. According to the studies and thousands of clinical findings, mercury appears to be the most common significant toxic exposure, with the most clearly documented adverse effects. (1-11)


(1) Mercury's endocrine disrupting hormonal effects on infants and adults, B. Windham (Ed.), 2001, (over 150 peer‑reviewed studies)

(2) Documentation on Exposure Levels, Adverse Health Effects Due to Amalgam Dental Fillings and Results of Replacement of Amalgam Fillings; B.Windham(Ed.), (Over 4000 Peer‑Reviewed Medical or Government Studies Documenting Mechanisms by which Mercury from Amalgam causes over 30 chronic health conditions, and 60,000 clinical cases of recovery or significant improvement in these conditions after amalgam replacement)

(3) Amalgam Dental Fillings Found to Be Number One Source of Mercury in Most People, with Common Daily Exposures Exceeding Gov't Health Guidelines for Mercury; B.Windham(Ed.), 2001 (medical studies including large Air Force personnel study by Inst. Of Dental Research)

(4) Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Exposure to Toxic Metals, B.Windham(Ed.) 2001, (over 150 peer‑reviewed studies),

(5) Developmental Neurological and Immune Conditions: the Mercury Connection, B. Windham (Ed.), (over 100 medical study references)

(6) Mechanisms of Neurological and Endocrine Effects of Toxic Exposures on Development. B. Windham (Ed.), 2001,

(7) National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Developmental Toxicology, Scientific Frontiers in Developmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, June 1, 2000, 313 pages. & Press Release; & Toxicological Effects of Methyl mercury (2000), pp. 304‑332: Risk Characterization and Public Health Implications, Nat'l Academy Press 2000.; & Weiss B, Landrigan PJ. The developing brain and the Environment. Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 107, Supp 3, June 2000; & Evaluating Chemical and Other Agent Exposures for Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Subcommittee on Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity, Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 262 pages, 6 x 9, 2001; & National Environmental Trust (NET), Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Learning Disabilities Association of America, "Polluting Our Future: Chemical Pollution in the U.S. that Affects Child Development and Learning" Sept 2000; 

(8) T.Colborn(Ed.),Chemically Induced Alterations in Functional Development, Princeton Scientific Press,1992; & " Developmental Effects of Endocrine‑Disrupting Chemicals",Environ Heath Perspectives, V 101, No.5, Oct 1993; & B.Windham, "Health, Hormonal, and Reproductive Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals" (including mercury), Annotated Bibliography ,2000 ,

Giwercman A, Carlsen E, Keiding N, Skakkabaek NE, Evidence for increasing incidence of abnormalities of the human testis: a review. Environ Health Perspect 1993; 101 Suppl(2): 65‑71;

(9) Lars Landner and Lennart Lindestrom. Swedish Environmental Research Group (MFG), Copper in society and the Environment, 2nd revised edition. 1999; & Edelson SB, Cantor DS. developmental neurological conditions: xenobiotic influences. Toxicol Ind Health 1998; 14(4): 553‑63

(10) MELISA Medical Lab, home of MELISA blood immune reactivity test for cause of immune reactive conditions,

(11) Mercury Exposure as a Cause of Depression and Case Histories of Recovery after Amalgam



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