Bengtsson U: [Dental materials in endodontic praxis]. Summary
This is a thorough investigation of materials and their ingredients used by dentists, not only in
Sweden, but also in Western Europe and USA. If you ever wondered what the dentists put in peoples'
mouths, then this is interesting reading, and much of the matter is treated to be useful also for
non-Scandinavian readers. You will find a catalog of toxins in wide use. This is information of
importance for consumers and the public in general.
Bengtsson U: On the Instability of Amalgams
The use of amalgam fillings has for a long time been questioned. First it
was said that "amalgam is stable", mercury is not released. The stability,
if true, is a good argument for the safety of dental patients. Tests
eventually showed that amalgams are not stable. The "safety" argument then
changed to "it's so little it can do no harm". Now this argument is
softened to "side effects are very rare". What is the next step? Science
has been kept away. In this article the knowledge game of distorted images
of reality is exposed, and the instability of amalgam fillings is
demonstrated - actually you can watch an animated film showing the
mercury droplet formation!
Bengtsson U: The symbiosis between the dental and industrial
communities and their scientific journals
When governments, trade organisations, the industrial
communities, and scientific media form networks, then public interest is the
first victim, because "the public" is the party being misinformed.
Harada Y, Noda K: How it Came About the Finding of Methyl Mercury
Poisoning in Minamata District
Originally published in Congenital Anomalies Vol. 28 Supplement, October 1988, this is the
description of the outbreak of the Minamata disease by the doctors meeting the patients and
looking for answers. It's an interesting story about how the disease ultimately, with the help of cats,
could be connected to the industrial pollution of organic mercury into the Minamata Bay, and in the
Sea accumulated in fish and shellfish, the main food for the poor fishing population victimized, as
well as for the cats in the harbour.