Mercury Poisoning, Dental Amalgam and Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals
November 29, 2012
Hosted by Rob Moir
Laura Henze Russell has suffered for twenty years from mercury poisoning that vaporized from dental amalgam (silver cavity fillings) in her teeth. Laura describes regaining her health. She will present 3 articles at her town meeting in Sharon, MA. Laura’s goals are 1, to learn the health impacts and health disparities associated with mercury poisoning; 2, to reduce the hidden river of toxic mercury in people; and 3, improve general health & lower health care costs. Laura is directing the Hidden River SafeAMER project at the Ocean River Institute. The goal is to pass the state Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals bill. This will set up a process where use of safer chemicals will be mandated. This is an entrepreneurial incentive that rewards the development of alternatives to toxic chemicals. By giving alternatives greater market share costs are brought down. Massachusetts can become a national incubator for less toxic, eco-friendly chemical compounds, “Safer Chemical Valley.”
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Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.