Press Release 12 May 2009
SPEAK TO SUBMISSION - PARLIAMENT HEALTH SELECT COMMITTEE
Anti-dental amalgam campaigner Juliet Pratt Financial Adviser
and Dr Paul Butler of Auckland, accompanied by Dr Damian Wojcik Researcher
of Heavy Metal Toxicity, have been invited to speak to their submissions.
appearance before the Parliamentary Health Select Committee is
to support the 1341 signatures submitted to Green MP Sue Kedgley
on 16th February 2009 calling on the Government to immediately
prohibit the use of mercury amalgam dental fillings for children
and pregnant women and phase it out entirely by the end of 2013.
This is an important step with information and
research gathered about the harmful and toxic effects of Mercury Amalgam
Fillings currently affecting hundred’s of New Zealander’s and
people world wide.
The economic impact from diseases related to mercury amalgam fillings will
be dramatic in years to come on New Zealand.
Juliet suffered chronic fatigue syndrome for 9 years, which she attributes
to the amalgam fillings she had.
“Mercury amalgam is considered hazardous waste after it has been
removed. Who can conclusively say it is safe in between when it is in our bodies?” Juliet
The US Food and Drug Administration states on its website that when amalgam
fillings are placed in teeth or removed from teeth, they release mercury
vapour. The vapour is also released during chewing, brushing and having a
hot drink. Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury, the most toxic substance on
Last year the FDA did a swift reversal of its 30-year history of protecting
mercury amalgam fillings. Their official website now states “Dental amalgams
contain mercury, which may have neurotoxin effects on the nervous systems of
developing children and foetuses.”
The FDA have been given until July this year, to issue a final ruling to
classify dental amalgam.
For more information go to:
When: 12noon-1pm Wednesday 13th May 2009
Where: Parliament Buildings, Wellington
For more information: Juliet Pratt 09 359 9911, 0275 309 319