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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in fearing toxic metals?

Heavy metals like mercury or silver can indeed be toxic. But some people overreact to any exposure, such as in amalgam fillings or more recently in vaccines.  Read more about metal toxicity fear

Here are 13 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Susan Alexander

Age: 56
Atlanta, Georgia

June 17, 2002

Susan was incorrectly diagnosed with lead poisoning and her heart stopped during the ensuing chelation therapy. Her family sued the practitioner and settled out of court. Read more

Rebecca Lindsay & Lyndel McKay

Age: 36 & 67
Huntington Beach, California

Jaw disfigured, requiring reconstructive surgery

"Biological dentists" recommended by her chiropractor said her fillings were poisoning her. They removed nine of her teeth and much of her jaw. Reconstructive surgery was required to rebuild her jaw and smile. She sued. Read more & more

Claudia Megaro

Philipsburg, New Jersey

Severe jaw pain
March 28, 2000

She visited a holistic dentist for a root canal, he advised additional procedures including removing all her amalgam fillings. A non-approved substance was used in the root canal. She developed persistent, severe pain in her jaw. She has sued. Read more & more

Abubakar Tariq Nadama

Age: 5
Portersville, Pennsylvania

August 23, 2005

In a attempt to "cure" his autism, Tariq was given chelation therapy. His heart stopped. The practitioner was brought up on charges, which were later dropped. Read more & more & more

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Jack Piper

Age: 5
North London, England

Bowel perforated in 12 places

Jack was subjected to a needless colonoscopy that perforated his bowel and left him gravely ill. This was alleged to be a treatment for his autism. The hospital publicly apologized and the doctors involved were investigated. Read more

Roy Smith

Age: 42

Years of useless treatments before he died
July 13, 1998

Roy contracted ALS, and even though his doctor had screened him for mercury and found none, websites convinced him it was the cause. He had all his fillings removed and underwent years of chelation and oxygen therapy. Read more & more

Dennis Vickery

Age: 54
Wick End, Stagsden, Bedford, England

Pointless dental surgery while near death
November 8-9, 2004

He was dying of motor neuron disease, but a homeopath convinced him it was actually caused by mercury from his fillings. Knowing he was near death and could be killed by anaesthetic, his toxin-obsessed dentist replaced them. He died 16 days later. Read more & more

"Mrs. A."

Southampton, England

September 2003 - March 2004

She saw a dentist for cutting-edge treatments for jaw pain. She was told to take green algae to release mercury and other odd things. When the dentist announced the spirit of her dead mother was in the room, she reported her to the authorities. Read more

"C.C." (woman)

Age: 45
West Palm Beach, Florida

Improper treatment, infection
December 1995 - January 1996

Her "biological dentist" performed many unnecessary procedures on her including removing amalgam fillings and treating her with "autonomic response testing" and homeopathy. His license was revoked five years later. Read more

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