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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a non-profit organization that campaigns against the use of mercury in dental amalgam and promote safe and healthy dental practices among dentists & dental practitioners.

IAOMT Philippines is one of the fourteen affiliated countries of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the US, a research and advocacy group chiefly composed of academics, dental health professionals and scientists working to educate the public and decision-makers on the dangers of mercury fillings.

IAOMT PH News

World Will Be Two Steps Closer To Abating Mercury Damage

14 Jul 2017

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the world is taking two essential steps toward abating the damage caused by dental mercury fillings. Actions by both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to restrict the use of dental mercury are being commended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a network of dentists, scientists, and other professionals. They have been researching the deleterious effects of dental mercury since 1984 and began calling for a complete ban on mercury fillings in 1985. The EPA utilized measures in the Clean Water... Read more

Dental Mercury's Toxic Journey

12 Jul 2017

Dental Mercury's Toxic Journey

IAOMT presents a clear picture of how dental amalgam finds its way into the environment. Like coal and mining industries, mercury released by the dental sector is quite significant. Check out this 5 minute video. Click here for the jump. Read more

Bantay Ngipin 2017

27 Jun 2017

Bantay Ngipin 2017

Dental amalgam fillings, erroneously known as "silver fillings"€, is composed of 50 percent mercury and has been the dominant dental restorative material for the past century. Due to its low-cost and durability, it has been the dental restorative material of choice in low and middle class countries such as the Philippines. However, mercury is a neurotoxin and exposure can produce harmful effects such as neurological and behavioral disorders, lung and kidney problems, and even death. Children and women of child-bearing age are particularly vulnerable to mercury poisoning. The International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) in the Philippines is aiming... Read more

 

You Put What In My Mouth?

YOU PUT WHAT IN MY MOUTH? documents the lives of 3 people as they struggle to inform the federal government and public of dentists' disregard for manufacturer warnings and occupational safety regulations during the placement, polishing and removal of mercury dental fillings. This disregard shields dentists from being aware of the devastating effects of dental mercury exposure to their patients, staff, and the environment.

         

Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas

The dramatic video titled Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas has had a tremendous impact on both the public and professional audiences.The full version plays 40 minutes with interviews of experts in the fields of mercury toxicology, environmental medicine, politics and dentistry


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