WISH Radio: Straight Talk for Women’s Health
Mr. Brown is the author of First Get Mad, Then Get Justice: The Handbook for Crime Victims. We are speaking with Charlie Brown today as he is a major force in the movement to eliminate mercury amalgams. Charlie Brown is the National Council of Consumers for Dental Choice. And Consumers for Dental Choice has a wonderful and truly informative website, which can be found at www.toxicteeth.org. He is also the president of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry.
Charlie spearheads the national campaign to end of the use of mercury-based dental fillings due to their adverse health, environmental and occupational effects. In a well-organized multi-year campaign he brought mercury-free dentistry into the mainstream by challenging the three main forces that protect toxins in the mouth, the state dental boards, the American Dental Association and the FDA.
In 2008 Charlie Brown achieved the distinction of besting the FDA in court and the FDA had to rewrite its website to give warnings about silver amalgams and to agree to classify amalgam by a certain date. When the FDA reneged on its agreement in 2009, Mr. Brown lead one of the best grass roots campaigns ever to bring the agency back to the table to reconsider its rule.
In 2010 Charlie Brown founded and currently leads the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, which is an assembly of non-governmental organizations from all over the world united to phase out amalgam across the planet.