Mercury failing

Published: Sunday 31 May 1998

A Toronto-based group will launch a lawsuit on behalf of as many as 17 million Canadians who were not told about the mercury in their dental fillings. The suit seeks damages from the health ministry and dental amalgam makers. Scientists are still unsure whether mercury from dental fillings actually pose a health hazard -- although hundreds of people believe they developed chronic fatigue and other conditions as a result. Canadians for Mercury Relief have accused the government of acting illegally in 1996 when it rejected a suggestion from one of its scientists that the use of amalgam should be limited.

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