National Campaign

Federal Government


  • 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

Health Agencies

  • FDA
    • Consumer Report – Feb 20, 2002
    • Summary of meeting with FDA
    • Consumer Report – Dec., 31, 2002
  • EPA
    • 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