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EVIDENCE OF HARM
A documentary exposing the devastating effects of dental mercury on patients, dental staff and the global environment.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Do No Harm, LLC, the production company behind Evidence of Harm, has announced that its independent film will have a week long theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles at the following venues.
October 14th - 20th
IFC Center Theater
323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street
New York, NY 10014
October 23rd - 29th
Laemmle Theater, Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Evidence of Harm 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 is a grave concern as published research shows they 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 due to a thermometer breaking."
“I've never seen levels of mercury this high,” says Alex Hummel, a professional with Mercury Instruments USA, who measured the levels of the toxic vapor during the demonstration.
While the manufacturers of amalgam have never proven the safety of their product, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the product to be sold, and promotes it as safe. 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.
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 team behind the documentary invites the general public to attend the showings of Evidence of Harm in New York and Los Angeles.
This groundbreaking documentary was created by Randall Moore, to raise awareness about the devastating effects of toxic mercury amalgam dental fillings on patients, dental staff and the global environment.
The Michael Russel Group
Mercury associated diseases & Luteinizing hormone
Bonus Material Only –
Dan Laks PhD discusses his study "Luteinizing hormone provides a causal mechanism for mercury associated disease" published in Medical Hypotheses 2010.
Previous studies have demonstrated that the pituitary is a main target for inorganic mercury (I-Hg) deposition and accumulation within the brain. My recent study of the US population (1999–2006) has uncovered a significant, inverse relationship between chronic mercury exposure and levels of luteinizing hormone (LH). This association with LH signifies more than its presumed role as bioindicator for pituitary neurosecretion and function. LH is the only hormone with a rare and well characterized, high affinity binding site for mercury. On its catalytic beta subunit, LH has the structure to preferentially bind inorganic mercury almost irreversibly, and, by that manner, accumulate the neurotoxic element. Thus, it is likely that LH is an early and significant target of chronic mercury exposure. Moreover, due to the role of LH in immune-modulation and neurogenesis, I present LH as a central candidate to elucidate a causal mechanism for chronic mercury exposure and associated disease.