I told him that, considering how much heavy metal Jonelle has in her body, I figured I was probably loaded with the stuff, too. I don't know where or how I would have been contaminated, but I can't ignore the possibility.
He replied, "It's highly unlikely you would've gotten heavy metals from the same place Jonelle did. Most people who are loaded with heavy metals got them from their mothers."
"And where would the mothers have gotten their heavy metals?"
"The most common source: tooth fillings. The mercury in tooth fillings."
He suggested I look up a video on YouTube: Smoking Teeth.
I've done that. And I looked up a bunch more. Pretty enlightening
Here's Smoking Teeth:
Don't believe the graphical presentation? Check out Visualization of Mercury vapors in UV light:
. . . and It Really Is MERCURY!:
And then--for a really eye-opening perspective on how amalgam fillings ought to be removed, check out Safer Amalgam Removal:
How does your dentist remove fillings?
Finally, in case you wonder: How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Damage from the University of Calgary:
. . . And after all that, perhaps you noticed--as I did--the warning that appears to be from an authoritative source
So what did the endodontist do the week after I had a gold crown put in this summer, and my tooth was killing me with pain? . . . Yep! Amalgam filling.
I think I have some more research to do.
--International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology -- http://iaomt.blogspot.com