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How can I protect myself from mercury when having fillings removed?

Here are some ways you can protect yourself from mercury when having amalgam fillings removed:
  • Your dentist should always use a proper isolation technique with a dental rubber dam to minimize exposure to mercury contact and/or swallowing amalgam debris.
  • Check that your dentist is using a high-speed and low-speed suction device to rapidly remove amalgam, and ask for an oxygen nose mask, if available, to reduce the risk of inhaling mercury vapor during removal.
  • Before and after amalgam replacement, take chlorella (freshwater algae tablets or powder), a chlorophyll-rich nutritional supplement shown to assist with mercury excretion from the intestines.
  • Vitamin C has also been shown to be effective in assisting with mercury elimination. Take after meals and apart from chlorella.
  • Cilantro is the most celebrated herb to assist with intracellular mercury elimination.

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