European Committee Recommends Amalgam Alternatives for Certain Patients. Sanity prevails in Europe. Madness continues in the United States... FDA Fiddles while Rome heals...
-- "In a final opinion on dental amalgam, a European Commission scientific committee concluded that alternative materials to dental amalgam should be the first choice for certain restorations, such as those in pregnant patients and primary teeth.
The updated opinion by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) updates the committee's previous one published in 2008. It assessed the safety and effectiveness of dental amalgam and possible alternatives, such as resin-based composites, glass ionomer cements, ceramics, and gold alloys, by evaluating the scientific evidence on the potential association of amalgam and its alternatives with allergies, neurological disorders, or other adverse health effects.
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