- Watson-Burton Bill #4163
To abolish the use of mercury amalgams by the year 2006, for pregnant women and children immediately.
- Committee on Government Reform Hearing – Nov. 14, 2002
- Consumer Report – Feb 20, 2002
- Summary of meeting with FDA
- Consumer Report – Dec., 31, 2002
- Mercury Report 2/25/03, America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses. About 8% of women of reproductive age have potentially dangerous levels of mercury in their bodies.
- Appox. 50% of pregnancies result in spontaneous abortions, birth defects, developmental disabilities, or other chronic health conditions.
- Report shows risks to children from asthma, mercury, advances in protecting from lead and smoke 2/25/03
- EPA funded study – Nat’l Institute of Sciences-Toxicological Effects of Mercury,” 2000, pp. 304-332: Risk Characterization and Public Health Implications, Nat’l Academy Press 2000.
- Illinois EPA Initiates Mercury collections and Educational Programs, 11/26/2002 PRESS RELEASE, Springfield, Ill
Children’s Amalgam Study
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- Mar 2001, Blood and Hair Mercury Levels in Young Children and Women of Childbearing Age, United States, 1999.
- National Center for Environmental Health, National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, 2001.
- Second National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals