FDA Lawuit on Mercury in Dental Fillings
Ripple publicized a lawsuit against the FDA for continuing to allow mercury to be used as dental fillings, despite ample evidence about the potential neurological damage this chemical can cause, and the availability of safe alternatives. Parents Magazine ran a feature story about the lawsuit, along with Reuters, Ecowatch (shared over 4,000 times), FDA Week, Environmental News Service, HazMat Magazine, and the Dental Tribune, among others. The largest user of dental amalgam is the U.S. government serving largely low-income people, including women and children, who are given no other options. Plaintiffs in the pending lawsuit include: International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Moms Against Mercury, Citizens for Health, and several individuals who were adversely affected by the mercury from amalgam fillings.