A DENTIST from Huddersfield is to appear on ITV’s Trevor McDonald Tonight programme.
Dr John Roberts will be joining other medical professionals on Monday evening to discuss a proposed ban on mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr Roberts has a career spanning more than 30 years and stopped using mercury on all his patients in 1994.
Mercury fillings have been used for more than a 150 years and two million have been fitted in the UK in the last year alone.
Studies have shown that actions such as chewing releases tiny amounts of mercury vapour which then escapes into the blood stream and organs, which then causes symptoms such as; fatigue, depression, heart conditions and Alzheimer's disease.
Dr Roberts said: “I have a lot of patients who come to see me knowing that by having their mercury amalgams removed it might help with other medical complaints they have.
Mr Roberts has been practising holistic dentistry since 1990 and developed the Integrated Health Practice in Edgerton in 2003.
The Trevor McDonald Tonight programme featuring John Roberts will be aired on Monday February 16 at 8pm on ITV1.
Mr Roberts recently visited India to treat people who have never seen a dentist before.
In one day alone, he and another dental surgeon saw 92 patients: “I must have extracted 30 or 40 teeth,’’ he said.
Mercury is commonly known as Quicksilver and is one of the very few metals that are liquid at room temperature. It has a melting point of -38.83C and a boiling point of 356.73C. Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers and fluorescent lamps. It is named after the Roman god Mercury, known for his speed and mobility.