Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Servando Perez Wins!

I just received this email from Charlie Brown,

Consumers for Dental Choice, as a follow up

to last week's story about Professor Servando


Thank you, Servando!

After a month-long lock-in at a Spanish hospital and a bold

hunger strike, Professor Servando PĂ©rez has won the right

to detoxification treatment for his dental mercury poisoning.

As president of the Spanish amalgam-poisoned patient

association Mercuriados, and First Vice President of the

World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Servando is

a well-respected leader of the mercury-free dentistry


His Spanish court case established that Spain’s public health

care system is required to pay for the chelation of amalgam-

poisoned patients. When the hospital attempted to subvert

the court’s decision, Servando refused to leave the hospital

until he received treatment. Harassed and pressured by

hospital staff, he declared a hunger strike last week to

protest this egregious denial of treatment. People from

around the world contacted the hospital administrators and

the Spanish government, voicing their support for the Gandhi

of the mercury-free dentistry movement.

Finally, the hospital relented late last week. Servando was

referred to a toxicologist for treatment – a step hospital

administrators should have taken over a month ago.

While there remain concerns over the quality of treatment

he will receive, this achievement is nonetheless a

momentous leap forward in the battle to help amalgam victims.

Clara Valverde, President of the Spanish environmental illness

association Liga SFC, issued the following statement on behalf

of Servando: “We want to thank all the scientists, doctors,

associations and individuals who, all over the world, during

Servando’s lock-in and hunger strike, have contacted the

Spanish and the Galician [provincial] authorities to protest

for Servando's situation and who have shown support for

our fight. We hope to continue to count on your support.”

Thank you to everyone who spoke out in support of Servando.

And thank you, Servando, for all the work you do for this


-- Charlie

Charles G. Brown
President, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry
National Counsel, Consumers for Dental Choice
3 August 2010

Charlie greets Servando at the first session of the world

mercury treaty negotiations in Stockholm.

Together, we DO make a difference!

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