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We Kneaded Mercury with our Bare Hands.


After 14 years, the battle that Tordis Stigen Klausen (65) has been fighting for workman’s compensation is beginning to produce results. As a former dental assistant, Klausen has fought for workman’s compensation from the government for what she considers to be mercury poisoning caused by amalgam dental fillings. In 1998 she lost her lawsuit against the government. Now, 14 years after she first started her efforts in 1994, many others are joining in: Tannhelsesekretærenes Forbund (ThsF), a labor union for dental assistants, has announced that hundreds of claims for compensation will be filed; amalgam fillings have been banned in Norway as of January 1 2008; and the government has now granted funds for research. In 1928 Alfred Stock a German chemist warned against copper amalgam, which he noted was being abandoned in German dentistry at the time. He also referred to a paper by Professor Fleischmann, who described a number of cases of amalgam related illness in which removal of amalgam had led to complete recovery (Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 1928, No. 8). These findings had been made at a special unit in Berlin which was established to investigate cases of possible mercury intoxication. Hence the term micromercurialism was first used by Alfred Stock.



The information on this website is not intended to, and does not, in anyway, constitute medical advice. The material is provided for information purposes only. It is based upon the Authors’ personal experiences. Please consult your qualified medical professional. Anyone considering removal of their amalgam fillings should be aware that the process is DANGEROUS as it releases highly toxic mercury vapour. It should only be undertaken by an experienced mercury-free dentist using full IAOMT protocols in order to minimise the risk of exposure to mercury.