Elemental mercury is one of the most toxic elements and it's implanted inches away from the brains of over 120 million Americans and they don't even know it.

Dentists are unaware that the level of mercury generated during routine dental procedures clearly exceed established occupational safety limits.

The film features emotional stories from dental staff and patients whose health has been negatively impacted from these elevated mercury exposures.

Dental mercury accounts for roughly 10% (340 tons) of all man made mercury released into the global environment.

In 2010 a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reviewed over 100 studies linking mercury to every aspect of Alzheimer's disease.

The Production Blog

Man on the street interviews

Some documentaries have a section of Man on the street interviews, trying to gleen what the average person knows about a particular issue. I thought it sounded like a great idea, but in the end it played out as long and redundant, so it got cut from the film.

Environmental dental mercury animation

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, presented our animation while at the International Negotiating Committee meeting being held in Geneva by the United Nations Environmental Programme. The INC5 is writing a Globally Binding Treaty that will eliminate the use and trade of mercury and mercury containing products.

The Characters

Boyd Haley PhD – CTI Science

Boyd was Chair and Professor of Chemistry / Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. Over the last two decades Boyd has lectured throughout the world and testified before Congressional committees regarding various aspects of mercury toxicity and neurological diseases.

The Research

FDA amalgam classification

For 33 years the FDA dodged properly classifying dental amalgam as it was grandfathered in without proof of safety. Mike Fleming, dental product panelist for the FDA states that: "Manufacturers of amalgams have never performed any safety studies on this product."

FDA amalgam regulation lawsuit

The FDA lost a 2007 lawsuit which forcing them to classify amalgam. The final rule declared the mercury released from amalgam fillings to be safe for anyone and everyone, without regard to age, reproductive status, or any of the known factors that make a person unusually susceptible to the effects of mercury.