Not so much proven wrong, as it is, proven pointless. I'd like to know how he is determining his percentages, and giving such matter of fact statements. In any case, the stuff he is doing is not ground breaking or anything. A quick search yields various studies,
like: Tropical fruit reduces mercury exposure... Circa 2003
Preferably as an excel sheet, downloadable and all data being comparable to each other (i.e. same process).
It can be even a standard reference book costing up to $150, I'll buy it for my own practice.
If you can, I fully agree that he's doing nothing new, useful or groundbreeaking.
What's your basis for saying this?
1. He measures metal contamination in rice protein powders
2. He publishes the results
3. The manufacturers/repackagers of the aforementioned products accept to the results and say they will change the product contents
Yes, it's based on what they all say.
Indeed, we need 3rd party verification of the results, to know for sure.
The Philippines was among those nations that signed the treaty last year, with the country saying they planned to have mercury-free health care facilities by the end of 2016. It's a major victory… but, for those working with this deadly poison on a daily basis, it may not be soon enough.
Environmental activist groups in the Philippines are now calling for an immediate ban on dental mercury, following a new study that has revealed just how high levels of mercury vapor really are in dental institutions.
Mercury Vapors in Some Dental Institutions Are So High They Should Trigger Immediate Evacuations
Anyone who has mercury fillings in their mouth is at risk from the mercury vapors they release. However, dental practitioners – including dentists, dental hygienists, dental students, clinical instructors, and even dental supply traders – are particularly vulnerable to mercury intoxication while working with this toxic substance.
A new study conducted by environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT) in partnership with the International Association of Oral and Medicine & Toxicology-Philippines, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, and Asian Center for Environmental Health, revealed just how high levels of mercury vapor actually are.
The mercury vapor concentrations in five Philippine dental institutions and three dental stores exceeded the standard reference levels set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).1 As reported by BAN Toxics:2
"It was found that mercury concentration values varied from 967ng/m3 to a high of 35,617ng/m3—the majority of which were at levels beyond recommended reference standards such as the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) action level of 1,000 ng/m3. Some areas posted a concentration of >10,000 ng/m3, which is considered as the evacuation alert level by the US EPA."
Rather than waiting until the end of 2016 for the phase-out, exposing dental students and workers to dangerous levels of mercury for essentially three more years, the environmental groups are calling for an immediate ban on...