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Is there nickel/mercury in silver fillings?

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Old 09-28-2001, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question Is there nickel/mercury in silver fillings?

Is there nickel in silver fillings? What about mercury? I have asked my doctor because I have a nickel allergy and I heard about mercury. He said no to both. Is he lying? Or is it only in some silver?

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Old 09-28-2001, 08:34 PM   #2
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Yes, there is approximately 50 percent mercury in dental amalgams that are called "silver fillings" by a lot of dentists. Your doctor may not be lying, but just misinformed like a lot of us. We have been hearing about "silver fillings" so much, that many people don't have a clue that one of the most toxic substances for the human body (i.e., mercury) is in this very common dental restoration material.

From what I read, it's rare that nickel is found in a typical mercury-silver dental amalgam. If nickel is there, it's probably a minor unintended impurity.

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