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Faye Lewis is the first confirmed victim in the United States with lead contamination in imported dental crowns. She's from Ohio but came to Florida to speak in Tallahassee to urge state lawmakers to enact protections for dental patients.
"The teeth that were cemented into my mouth were made in a Chinese Laboratory," she said.
She also had a bridge in her mouth for 36 days. When she started having problems with it, the dentist took it out and sent it to a lab where it was discovered it had been made in China and was tainted.
"All this time toxic metals from this material in my mouth, imported from China, was eating into my body," Lewis said.
Dimaria knows of another case where lab workers found that a Chinese implant was contaminated with fecal bacteria.