Comparison of Mercury from Coal Burning and Dental Fillings

My comments on this article by Joseph Straley, 

Mercury much more dangerous in air than in teeth

Let's not forget the big picture here. Mercury poisoning from any source is egregious, especially when it is completely unnecessary. Some may say mercury in the air from coal burning is a necessary economic evil. However, because there exists a tradition of putting neurotoxic mercury into people's mouths does not mean that it should continue. On the contrary, with new safer fillings like porcelains and composites there is NO reason to expose anyone in the process of filling a tooth with toxic mercury, much less the end user, where the filling will leak into the persons body every second of every day, 365 days a year.