Magazine article Work & Family Life

Health Alert: 3 Tests and Treatments to Avoid

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Health Alert: 3 Tests and Treatments to Avoid

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While there are good reasons to be concerned about mercury, mold and lead, unscrupulous people are making money by overstating the impact of tiny amounts of these substances on fatigue, heart disease and other problems, according to anthony Pizon, Md, Chief of Medical toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. the american College of Medical toxicology and the american academy of Clinical toxicology have identified 10 questionable tests and treatments. Here are three, for example.

Removing mercury fillings. the EPa and Fda have concluded that the amount of mercury in dental fillings isn't enough to harm adults or children 6 and older. it's fine to remove mercury fillings if they're loose or before other dental work is done. and if you need a new filling, you can ask for one made of ceramic or composite resin. …

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