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Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas

Movies That Matter Presents

Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas will be screened on Tuesday, February 15 at 4:30 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim.

Silver dental fillings have been the norm for many years. They are economical, fill the hole, and stay put. Or do they? Mercury comprises one-half of the amalgam components. It vaporizes at room temperature causing toxic exposure to the patient, dental workers and then down the drain into the environment via the sewer treatment that does not filter the mercury before the treated water is released into our system. We might want to encourage our dentists to use safe disposal methods to protect our water and fish boils.

During this film you will learn about mercury. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless — but it casts a shadow in black light. All mercury/silver fillings leak substantial amounts of mercury constantly. The amount increases with any kind of stimulation and, as a result, mercury from fillings produces the majority of human exposure to mercury.

What is so bad about exposure? This film exposes the effects on nerve tissue; even the smallest quantities can leave neurofibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

Movies That Matter are presented each month by the Social Responsibility Committee of the UU Fellowship. This series of thought-provoking films is free and open to the public with screenings on the third Tuesday each month. After each film, audience members often retire to a local eatery to continue their post screening discussion. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For information call 854-7559.