Juliet Pratt Speaker Auckland  

“In a group of 465 patients diagnosed as having chronic mercury toxicity, 32.3% had severe fatigue, 88.8% had memory loss and 27.5% had depression.”

A Mouth Full of Poison – a nationwide campaign to ban amalgam fillings in New Zealand

The human body’s tolerance level is for 8 mercury amalgam surfaces for a 70kg adult and a mere 2 surfaces for children. I had over 40 in my mouth….

  • It is scientifically proven that mercury is the most poisonous natural, non-radioactive, substance on our planet.
  • Mercury is far more toxic than any of the other heavy metals, including arsenic, lead and cadmium.
  • Mercury amalgam is considered hazardous waste after it has been removed. Who can conclusively say it’s safe in between, when it is in our bodies!

An article published in 2006 by Northland & Bay of Plenty Environmental Health Clinics, Science & Chemistry Departments states:
“In a group of 465 patients diagnosed as having chronic mercury toxicity, 32.3% had severe fatigue, 88.8% had memory loss and 27.5% had depression.”

The toxic effect from my mercury amalgam fillings caused debilitating chronic fatigue for nine years of my life.

Mercury is constantly being released from amalgam 24 hours a day. It is released as vapour and swallowed as droplets. Every time you chew, have a hot drink or brush your teeth the amount of mercury released is dramatically increased. The mercury vapour is absorbed through the lungs and within seconds deposited in the brain, heart, kidneys as well as all the other organs.

Mercury is the metal found in greatest concentrations in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The brains of most people who have died with Alzheimer’s senile dementia have abnormally high levels of mercury in the areas concerned with memory.

There are a million New Zealand adults averaging 15 amalgam fillings. The published scientific research has shown that there is a definite risk of many thousands of the adult New Zealand population developing Alzheimer’s senile dementia within the next 10 to 20 years.

There is definitely opposition to mercury amalgam from other parts of the world:

  • Since 1991 the Swedish Government pays 70% of the cost of removing amalgam fillings from its citizens.
  • Currently four countries have banned the use of amalgam fillings: Sweden, Canada, Norway and Denmark.

10 years ago a Canadian TV documentary on amalgam revealed that a ‘shelved’ 1976 Health Department investigation of amalgam’s safety had concluded that “amalgam was toxic and it was fortunate that the public did not know”. This revelation resulted in a wave of public anger that became what could be the largest legal class action in the country’s history. The public are suing the Government and the whole dental establishment for mercury poisoning.

Worldwide news recently, a lawsuit in Amercia has given The Food & Drug Association until July 2009 to classify mercury amalgam. Currently more than half of all American dentists are now mercury free. WHY NOT NZ?

You see, dentistry says amalgam is fine because it has been in use for 150 years. This statement makes no scientific sense. We have abandoned all other remnants of pre Civil War medicine and we have abandoned all other uses of mercury.

If your health deteriorates because of the mercury leaking from your fillings, not only will you spend significantly more money on medical care, but your ability to love and enjoy life to the fullest could be diminished substantially.

After my articles appeared in the NZ Women’s Weekly and Suburban Newspapers, many people who had been affected by mercury amalgam toxicity contacted me. Notably, a number of people are concerned at the lack of awareness of mercury toxicity shown by their GP and specialists during the years of prior investigations and attempts at treatment.

To bring this to the attention of New Zealand, I am focusing on finding sponsors for the biggest cycle race in New Zealand, ‘The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge’ on 29th November. I intend to personally challenge four celebrities to relay the 160km course. Athlete Allison Roe heads the celebrities with MP Metiria Turei a keen team member (still have two to find).

MP Sue Kedgley is setting up a press conference for early January to submit my petition to Parliament.

I am currently working with TVNZ ‘Close Up’ on a story of a lady currently suffering the effects of mercury toxicity. This will be featured in approximately six months.

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Please contact me (Juliet) for information or to sign a petition.

Juliet Pratt Speaker Auckland

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