For years, the FDA said amalgam fillings were safe.
FDA now recognizes mercury's possible harmful effects on the following:
* pregnant women
* nursing women
* young children
* people with compromised immune systems
* people sensitive to mercury exposure
* unborn children
The FDA posted new information on its Web site about mercury amalgam's possible risks:
* "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses."
* "Pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden, should not avoid seeking dental care, but should discuss options with their health practitioner."
TEETH Care Centre Dental Hospital, Ahmedabad