Pakpilai Thavisin, MD
- Mercury: Iatrogenic Intoxication
Dr. Pakpilai Thavisin is a certified medical professional in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine. She has had extensive experience both within Thailand and internationally.Dr. Pakpilai is now the Medical Director of S Medical Clinic. She was the Founder and the President of S Medical Spa, the multi-awards winning rejuvenation center in Bangkok (2005-2013). She is a regular speaker in many congresses such as AMWC (Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress), Aesthetic Asia (Singapore), ICAD, ICAAM (Dubai) and IMCAS and also a regular guest for many TV programs in Thailand including “The Doctors” (H+ channel), “Health Society” (Channel 9). Dr. Pakpilai was on board committee of Thai Aesthetic Dermatology and Surgery Association (2009-2012), World MediSpa Association and World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is a well-known contribute columnist in Thailand for several magazines including Marie Claire, Slimming, Ceci and Grazia and an author of 6 pocket books.
“Mercury the Iatrogenic toxin”
Though amalgam fillings (Silver fillings) have been used for over 100 years but this doesn’t mean that it is safe. Amalgam consists approximately 50% Mercury, the heavy metal that is highly toxic to human beings. There is no “minimum safety dose” for mercury.
A single dental amalgam filling with a surface area of only ½ square cm is estimated to release as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day primarily through evaporation, mechanical wear (chewing, grinding, bruxism and teeth brushing) and exposure to magnetic fields including computer. WHO (1991) determined that mercury absorption is estimated to be approximately 4 times higher from amalgam fillings than from fish consumption.
The mercury vapor from amalgams is fat soluble and passes through cell membranes and across the blood brain barrier, builds up in brain, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys and other parts of the body.
Mercury from amalgams has been implicated as a possible contributory factor to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, IBS, Reproductive disorders, allergies, anemia, CFS, myalgia and a variety of other illnesses. Data suggest that approximately 19-20% of the general population may experience sub-clinical CNS and/or kidney function impairment as a result of the presence of amalgam fillings.
A 2009 WHO expert consultation concluded that “…a global phase down should be pursued by promoting disease prevention and alternatives to amalgam; research and development of cost-effective alternatives; education of dental professionals and the raising of public awareness.” (Mercury and Health; Fact sheet N°361. Updated September 2013, WHO)
How can these health problems be treated if most medical doctors forget, unaware and overlook the truth that heavy metals can be the cause of these chronic diseases?
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2.IAOMT (the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) letter to US. FDA. August 23,2006
3. WHO, Environmental Health Criteria 118: Inorganic Mercury (1991)
4.World Health Organization, Geneva
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