Susan Runner of the FDA’s CDRH explains how mercury fillings are safe for children

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Susan Runner was the head of dental devices at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH – which is charged with regulating medical implants such as dental mercury fillings). She once explained that mercury fillings are safe for children under six years old because children have smaller mouths and breathe less air than adults, thereby “minimizing” any risks. 

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