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Any comments on this explanation for allergy? (yes, of course :)

Joel M. Eichen joele at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 3 16:24:14 EST 1999


arie at no.mail.thanks.nl wrote:

>On Thu, 03 Jun 1999 01:32:27 GMT, joele at earthlink.net (Joel M. Eichen)
>wrote:

>>arie at no.mail.thanks.nl wrote:
>>
>>>On Tue, 01 Jun 1999 23:23:40 GMT, joele at earthlink.net (Joel M. Eichen)
>>>wrote:
>>
>>>>"Hans Lennros" <hans.lennros at swipnet.se> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Hi Joel,
>>>>
>>>>>You said:
>>>>>>we are to believe the Centers for Disease Control, the
>>>>>>U.S. Public Health Service and 53 U.S. dental schools.
>>>>>>So far, no diseases are caused by "mercury fillings."
>>>>
>>>>>Why not make up your own mind instead of listening to
>>>>>what you have heard others say. Isn't that hearsay?
>>>>
>>>>Sorry Hans. No profession works that way. Medical doctors do not "make
>>>>up their own minds" irrespective of research!
>>
>>>Sorry, I didn't catch your point, when did the research take place
>>>that should have proven that applying mercury in amalgam fillings is
>>>safe?
>>
>>
>>So far, no diseases are caused by "mercury fillings."

>You probably mean to say: 
>"Until now, no eligible and sound large scale epidemiologic research
>has been carried out in order to explore a possible relationship
>between the occurrence of mercury amalgam fillings and diseases."
>But to conclude that "no diseases are caused"...  ok, if you'd say "no
>diseases are found"... then you're right. But not found doesn't mean
>they don't exist.

You are correct. We will be cautious and prudent.

> Especially in the view of the fact that there's a
>lot of case reports from people's health improving after amalgam
>removal. 

Got to be careful of these reports because many times, they are
subjective.

>Which, if there wouldn't have been such a strong lobby from
>the dental community, normally already would have led to an increased
>epidemiologic research to investigate this further. 

Possibly so! More likely, there is little interest.

Cheers,


Joel

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>arie

>>
>>>>Cheers,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Joel
>>>>
>>>>-------------------
>>>>
>>>>I have yet to see one paper that epidemiologically correlates
>>>>increased mercury from amalgam with any known disease. You have not
>>>>seen the paper either.
>>>>
>>>>>As for your information the Centers for Disease Control, the
>>>>>U.S. Public Health Service and 53 U.S. dental schools
>>>>>are probably the last bodies to change.
>>>>
>>>>There's good reasons not to change!
>>>>
>>>>>BTW; have you ever wondered why the Centers for Disease Control, the
>>>>>>U.S. Public Health Service have some sort of disclaimers when they
>>>>>talk about the safety of dental amalgam?
>>>>
>>>>>Hans
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>







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