We got to speak with Michael Bender of Mercury Policy Project (MPP) and he was able to diuscuss a recently released economics report released by MPP and a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups. The study details how society pays for dental mercury through additional pollution control costs, deterioration of public resources, and the health effects associated with mercury contamination. The report shows that when the real cost to taxpayers and the environment is considered, amalgam is significantly more costly than composite as a filling material, by at least $41 more per filling
After several weeks of consecutive shooting in multiple states, we are heading back home to rest up and prepare for our upcoming trip to New Jersey to film injured dental assistant Karen B. We’ll also start organizing and backing up our footage and start work on creating a logo and editing our fundraising trailer.
Michael Bender from Mercury Policy Project outlining the pathways of that dental mercury gets into the environment.