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Doctors Huggins and Levy, who have spent years studying the toxic effects of dental materials, have written an authoritative book that accomplishes their stated purpose of "making the reader aware of the enormous and wide-ranging effects of dental toxicity." The authors have done an excellent job of describing the medical research in lay terms. They cover dental sources of toxicity, the body's reactions, specific diseases suspected or known to be caused by dental materials, and suggestions for dealing with such toxicity. Although a chapter with more clearly detailed information about alternative dental materials and detoxification methods would have been helpful, this work is well researched and well written. Recommended for public libraries.?Kristine Benishek, Good Samaritan Hosp. Lib., Dayton, OH
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Dr. Huggins and Dr. Levy assert that a large number of physical disorders are, though often incurable, easily preventable. He proposes that multiple sclerosis, lupus, leukemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinsons disease, many mental disorders including Alzheimers, and even major diseases like breast cancer are caused, in part, by the metal toxins we place in our bodies. Where do these toxins come from and how do they get into our bodies? You may be surprised to find that you have actually to have them put there. These dangerous material mercury, cadmium. Beryllium, nickel, and others -- are used in everyday dentistry to make up the fillings, root canals, and bridgework in our mouths, and are supposed to be safe. But are they?
"Uniformed Consent" presents cases of toxic poisoning of depressed immune systems and inexplicable illnesses all easily traceable to the toxins leaching into the bloodstream from the heavy metals in dental materials. The authors also discuss the hidden truths that the dental industry in American doesnt want to talk about, and the real reason the dangers of these materials have been suppressed and ignored.
Drs. Huggins and Levy implore the reader: Dont leave your health in your dentists hands and assume that all will be fine. Become informed and take an active role in your health. Know what will be implanted in your mouth. You must decide at the out set what is more important to you the life of a filling or your life. Uninformed Consent will give you the facts so that you may take responsibility for your dental and complete health and wellness.
Really important and true science-based information. This book gives moral support to those who do not wish to have mercury (known to highly toxic) fillings, dental appliances... Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2011 by Jared
This book is doing more harm than good. It is wonderful how this book tells you 10% of what you need to know. Amalgam is bad, it is very bad! Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by Leigh
I was fortunate to read this book before undergoing removal of root-filled teeth and amalgam fillings. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2001