Saturday, February 26, 2005


"An odd aspect of modern dentistry is [that] the very material placed in the patients' mouths, when removed is considered a toxic waste. The dentist must store removed amalgam under water, in a special container, and cannot dispose of it in the garbage. The material must be sent to a designated toxic waste dump site. You will not find carpeting where a dentist sees patients. If mercury amalgam spills on carpeting, it is hard to clean up and could contaminate the entire office. Therefore it is not legal to have carpeting around the dental chair."

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