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Vacation Bible Camp: Jungle Safari, Savannah

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Jungle Safari Vacation Bible SchoolFirst Presbyterian’s VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: JUNGLE SAFARI

Children ages 3 years-5th grade are invited to Vacation Bible School, June 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Jungle Safari is coming to First Presbyterian Church in Savannah.

Children will learn that God is their creator, provider, and savior through Bible stories, songs, and games. They will explore the nature of God, and learn to serve God with their hearts, minds, and hands. The cost for the week is $20 for the 1st child, $10 for each additional child(ren).

To register, pick up a form at the church office, 520 Washington Avenue 31405 or visit their website, www.savannahfpc.org Questions? wshelburne@gmail.com or 354.7615.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS, CLICK HERE.

Mother’s Day Massage Special, Pooler

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Mother's Day Massage

Mother’s Massage Day Special
$47 for 60 minute Swedish Massage.
Must use within 6 months. Must be prepaid. $65 value.
Details here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Rose Festival, Arts & Crafts Fair, Savannah (May 3)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

FREE Rose Festival FREE Rose Festival and Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 am – 3 pm

Savannah Botanical Garden
1388 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, Ga. 31406
(912) 355-3883
email sacgc@att.net

http://www.savannahbotanical.org/

Event will include:
Rose Info
Food
Crafts
Plant Sale
Garden Tours
Ask a Master Gardener
One Love Animal Rescue
Fun Activities in the Children’s Garden!

Free Admission & Free Parking!

For vendor info contact Betty Ward b.ward839@comcast.net

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Drum & Guitar Lessons, Savannah

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Drum, guitar lessons in Savannah Experienced musician Ira Miller in Savannah is accepting new students starting June 10th!

Offering lessons drums (beginner and intermediate), guitar (beginner), and ear training and basic theory.

Ira’s approach is more than just playing the instrument. It’s about connecting with music through various exercises and methods such as listening to samples of various styles or learning rhythms by clapping to different beats.

Ira Miller has over 5 years teaching experience and has a received a BFA in Music from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.

Accepting students ages 8 and up. $25/half hour & $45/hour.

Please visit www.iradmillermusic.com  to hear sound clips of Ira’s performances to get a better idea of his playing background.

Ira Miller, email irdami@me.com , tel. 323-206-8943, www.iradmillermusic.com Ira Miller is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Bring a Friend to School @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Private schools in Savannah

BRING A FRIEND TO SCHOOL

On Friday, May 9, St. Andrew’s School – a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah –is inviting rising Pre-K through Grade 11 students to shadow a current St. Andrew’s student.  A prospective student will attend classes, be our guest for lunch and learn more about the St. Andrew’s community.

Call 897.4941, x. 452 to reserve a spot for your son or daughter.

St. Andrew’s School recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the third year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com  St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Saturday Kids’ Art Workshops presented by Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials, Savannah

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Savannah Saturday Scribble Art Workshops BlickScribble Art Studio is back with a new line-up of Blick Art Materials – Savannah Saturday Workshops starting this Sat. May 3 @ Dick Blick Savannah, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. For ages 6 & older.  1-2:30 PM. Cost: $25.

See a complete list of workshops available here.

Last minute or same day sign ups please call 912-713-7376 to ensure workshop availability!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Mommy & Me: New Kindermusik May themes begin May 5, Savannah

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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New Kindermusik May themes begin next week, May 5th in Savannah.

Babies newborns through age 2 will be doing “Mama Goose” at 9:30am and toddlers ages 2 and 3 will be doing “Colors and Shapes on the Farm” at 10:20am! All classes meet on Mondays.

Online enrollment is available anytime from www.88keysga.com then clicking on the Kindermusik tab or by calling 912-988-KEYS (5397). Kindermusik also offers sibling discounts.

Also, join Kindermusik for their May play date: “Brains, Trains and Musical Strains” which will be all about trains on Monday, May 19th at 11:10am!

Baby Scholarship

Lastly, Kindermusik announces its special needs baby scholarship for the month of June! One winner will receive a month of FREE Kindermusik classes in June! If you have a child that you think may be eligible for this scholarship, please email music@88keysga.com and request a scholarship application. Your child must be ages 0-3 and be available to attend Kindermusik on Mondays starting June 9.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

SwarmCon in Savannah (May 3 & 4)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Swarm Con Savannah Attention lovers of art, comics, video games, anime, cosplay, and more.

You’re invited to  SwarmCon 2014, the annual Savannah mecca for gamers, comics lovers, cosplayers, artists and more! A place to showcase your craft and experience the awesomeness of the clubs from the local Savannah College of Art and Design!

Open to the public & kid-friendly. Details here.

Come hang out and play games and see some awesome artwork and costumes!

At the door prices will be $10 for SCAD Students and $15 for non-SCAD students. Registration will be held at Embassy Suites starting at 9:30 AM.

Embassy Suites Savannah Historic District, 605 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31401

Moms Night Out with Me & Mommy group, Savannah

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Mommy and Me groups in Savannah Want to get together with moms of other infants through pre-school age children for a Moms Night Out?

Check out the Me & Mommy group in Savannah.

Me and Mommy group is having a Mom’s Night Out. They’ll meet at Carmike Cinemas Wynnsong 11 on Friday, May 9th to watch the movie, “Mom’s Night Out”.

The time may change slightly but the showing is scheduled for 7:00pm. Plan to meet in the lobby at 6:45pm if you want to sit together. The

ticket is $10.75. Hope you can come, it should be fun. Sign-up at Me and Mommy in Savannah, GA https://www.facebook.com/groups/61346564179/

Submit questions to Savannah-Chatham School Board President candidates

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Savannah schoolsThe PTAs for Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Garrison Elementary, Jacob G. Smith Elementary & Heard Elementary along with SouthernMamas.com are sponsoring a non-partisan forum for candidates running in the May 20, 2014 election for President of the Savannah Chatham County School Board.

All 5 candidates have confirmed participation: Sadie C. Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester A. Ellis, George Seaborough, Dave Simons.

Come & hear where the candidates stand on issues that directly affect our children’s lives.

SUBMIT A QUESTION
Would you like to submit a question for the candidates? Moderator WSAV Coastal Sunrise Anchor Dave Kartunen will review the submissions and pick the questions to ask based on what parents and other citizens submit. You can email your question to ptaforumquestions@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30-8 PM
Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, Ga.31405
Details here.

FREE & open to the public.

FREE CHILDCARE

FREE childcare will be available at the forum with RSVP by Monday, May 5th to Jennifer Rich at 912-355-8111 or programming@savj.org

MORE DETAILS here.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

National Train Day Savannah  Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah is located in the former Central of Georgia Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah.

GSRM offers daily tours, student programming, private tour and event bookings, and more!

The repair shops complex that houses Georgia State Railroad Museum is recognized as the largest collection of Antebellum railroad structures in the United States.

The historic railroad structures at the Georgia State Railroad Museum site include a partial Roundhouse with operating turntable, partial Machine Shop, Tender Frame Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Boiler House, Storehouse & Print Shop, Lumber and Planing Sheds, Coach and Paint Shops, and a partial Carpentry Shop which now houses Savannah Children’s Museum. Many of these structures are open for visitors to explore.

Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA. 31401
More details including admission costs by clicking here.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah,31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Mothers’ ‘Month’ Celebrations: Tea in May in Savannah, Bluffton

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

tea rooms in Savannah Hilton Head

We think it should be Mothers’ Month not Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate Mothers’ Month then with a mother’s daughter tea at one of the tea rooms in Savannah or Bluffton. Here are our favorites:

Tea in the Garden (during May only) at the Davenport House
324 E. State St.
Savannah, 31401
Thursdays & Fridays in May 2014
Program dates & times: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 4:30 p.m. & 22, 23, 29, 30 at 5 p.m.
Admission: $18
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
Length of Program: 60 to 75 minutes
Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place & will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden.
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
More details here.

Tea year-round including children’s tea at the Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room
38 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC
Offers a variety of teas including light afternoon tea, cream tea, full cottage tea & children’s tea for children 10 & younger.
Details here.

Afternoon Tea year-round at the Gryphon Tea Room
337 Bull St. Savannah, 31401
Details here.

You’re invited: Old Fort Jackson’s 206th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

OLD FORT JACKSON’S 206th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
May 17, 2014
Hours: 10am-4pm
Regular admission pricing applies

Join in celebrating Old Fort Jackson’s birthday. There will be a dress up station where kids can wear historic outfits as well as an exciting 3 person slingshot activity.

Savannah Children’s Museum will be there too with their big blue blocks!

Singing Happy Birthday and cupcakes will be at 3:30pm and, to end the festivities, staff will fire the 32 pound cannon.

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Junior Ranger Day @ Fort Pulaski National Monument (April 26), Savannah

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Junior Ranger Day Fort Pulaski Savannah As part of National Park Week 2014 (April 19 – 27), Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will hold special Junior Ranger Day activities on Saturday, April 26 2014, starting at 10 AM

Participants at Fort Pulaski can earn a special Junior Ranger Day certificate and patch by participating in a variety of experiences to learn more about the National Park Service and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Activities will include historic weapons drills, like those conducted by the Civil War soldiers that once lived and worked at Fort Pulaski.

Children will be able to do special activity sheets to earn National Park Service Civil War trading cards and explore the park while completing the park Junior Ranger program and earning a Junior Ranger badge.

Saturday, April 26 – National Junior Ranger Day

10 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:30 AM Historic Weapon Demonstration
11:45 AM Junior Ranger Drill
1 PM Guided Fort Tour
1:30 PM Junior Ranger Coloring Activity
2:30 PM Historic Weapon Demonstration
2:45 PM Junior Ranger Drill

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah, www.nps.gov/fopu  tel (912) 786-5787.

FREE Comic Book Day, Savannah (May 3)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Free comic book day 2014 SavannahSaturday May 3, 2014 is Free Comic Book Day at COMICS & MORE on 137 E Montgomery Crossroads in Savannah, GA, 31406. (912) 925-770

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. (Thanks to reader Lynn Adams for this event tip!)

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE sweets when you show your ‘I voted’ sticker on May 20, Savannah

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Voting slider

Check out the Savannah businesses that will offer sweet freebies on May 20 when you show your ‘I voted’ sticker. May 20 is the Savannah-Chatham school board president election.

Want to get to know the candidates for Savannah-Chatham school board president? The PTAs for Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Garrison Elementary, Jacob G. Smith Elementary & Heard Elementary along with SouthernMamas.com are sponsoring a non-partisan forum for candidates running in the May 20, 2014 election for President of the Savannah Chatham County School Board.

All 5 candidates have confirmed participation: Sadie C. Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester A. Ellis, George Seaborough, Dave Simons.

Come & hear where the candidates stand on issues that directly affect our children’s lives.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30-8 PM
Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, Ga.31405

Details on the May 7 candidates forum here.

Sesame Street Live, Savannah (June 10 & 11)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

sesame street live ticket giveaway savannah UPDATE: WINNER is Jennifer Roulo. Congratulations Jennifer! Please email us at anne@southernmamas.com

This week, a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader will win four tickets to Sesame Street Live’s “Can’t Stop Singing” – coming to the Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre this summer June 10 & 11 2014.

To enter to win, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page by clicking here; like the page; then comment on our wall, telling us your favorite Sesame Street memory from your own childhood or your child’s or your favorite Sesame Street character.  Deadline to enter: 9 PM Sun. April 27. We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Sesame Street Live
“Can’t Stop Singing”
Savannah, GA; Savannah Civic Center
Tuesday, June 10 & Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more. Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission. The perfect length for very young children.

Ticket information
• Tickets on sale now at the box office and all Etix locations. To charge by phone, call 912-651-6557. Ticket prices: $15, $25, $30 (Gold Circle) & $55 (Sunny Seats).
• Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 912-651-6557.
• Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats. The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
• Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Performance Schedule
• Tuesday, June 10: 6:30 PM
• Wednesday, June 11: 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM

Discounts on Kids’ Pottery Camps 2014 @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Pottery Camps Savannah 2014Only more week to get a 15% discount on Pottery Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot, if you register and pay by May 1st.

Pottery camps are weekly 9-12noon running June, July and August. For more info, click here.

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

For all information either call Lisa Bradley at 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

Disney free dining promo may be coming soon for Fall 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

FREE Disney dining 2014Disney Free Dining Promotion Coming Soon?

Although nothing is official, the rumor mill is going strong that Disney will release a Free Dining promotion in the coming week(s). It’s expected that the offer will be available for travel dates this fall.

If you’re planning a Walt Disney World vacation this year and looking for a great value, this is Disney’s most popular discount. Request your no-obligation vacation quote now from Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel & she’ll add your name to her priority email list.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan here.

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Receive 50% off Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps when you sign up with a friend before 5/1

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

 

Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps 2014 discount

Scribble Art Studio Summer Camp 2014 in Savannah & Pooler. Sign up by clicking here for June & July 2014 camps. Camps are 10am-1pm Locations: Downtown 37th St or Pooler For Ages 4-7

Cost: $150 for One Week at Scribble!

Discounts
*10% off Sibling Discount
*15% off Early Bird Discount [for sign-ups before May 1st]
* 1/2 off when you sign-up with a friend [for sign-ups before May 1st]
*20% off when you sign-up for a week with Scribble & Savannah’s Clay Spot pottery studio (Only the best discount applies)

Pay your deposit online here.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK ON OUR NEW SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE HERE.

Free child care in celebration of Mother’s Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Free childcare Savannah for Mother's Day 2014We love this! Free child care for Mother’s Day!

The Happy Hearts Learning Academy in Georgetown is giving back to the community! They will be donating 3 hours of free child care, with activities, so that moms can go out and have some time to themselves (without having to worry about cost).

This is being done 10 AM-1 PM Sat. May 10 (the day before Mother’s Day). Other businesses have agreed to donate goods or services so that they can be raffled off to help mom’s feel good. Also, there is a food donation bin from Second Harvest. Another way to give back to the community.

What a sweet idea.

Learn more about The Happy Hearts Learning Academy here. For more information, call (912) 920-5022.

May family golf clinics (free for kids) @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Family golf clinics at Club at Savannah Harbor

Join  The Club at Savannah Harbor every Thursday in May to celebrate Troon’s Player Development Month with a one hour golf clinic at 5 PM. Call today to sign up.

$20 for adults; Juniors free under 17. Open to the public. Sign up for individual clinics.

Dates are:
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Are Metal Amalgam Fillings Safe for You, Your Kids and the Environment?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton

The post below is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

When metal amalgam fillings were introduced in the US about 180 years ago, their use was declared to be medical malpractice. The controversy rocked the dental community and overturned the old dental association, and the American Dental Association was founded on, among other things, a belief in metal amalgam fillings. Now the controversy rages again, and it’s hard to know the truth.

What we do know is that metal amalgam fillings contain mercury, and that the mercury moves through the body. In pregnant women, this mercury moves into the fetus, and in lactating women, the mercury contaminates breast milk. We also know that metal amalgam fillings are a significant source of mercury in our environment. How best to respond to these facts is something every mother will have to decide for herself.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Contain Toxic Mercury

Metal amalgam or “silver” fillings are actually more mercury than they are anything else: currently 50% by weight, though the proportion has been even higher in the past. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements in our environment, with the potential to cause damage to the brain and nerves, as well as causing some cancers.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Are Believed to Be Safe

There are two major proponents of the safety of metal amalgam fillings: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Both assert that metal amalgam fillings should continue to be available. You can read FDA’s statement here. This 2009 statement is based on 2004 research.

The basic statement says that we haven’t proved the harmfulness of metal amalgam fillings beyond reasonable doubt. There is good reason to believe that people with metal amalgam fillings may suffer no significant consequences.

However, there are also reasons for concern.

Mercury Moves through the Body

One of the main reasons for concern is that mercury in the fillings doesn’t stay in the fillings. It migrates through the tooth enamel into the bloodstream, and it evaporates into the mouth where it is inhaled and swallowed. What happens with this mercury when it leaves your mouth? Scientists explored this by giving 12 fillings each to five pregnant sheep. The fillings were marked with special radioactive mercury not found in nature. Researchers took measurements of the sheep’s excretion of mercury and after 140 days, they sacrificed the sheep and measured the levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep. They found high levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep’s kidney and liver, and in the liver and pituitary gland of the fetus.

There are several complaints about this study, that the fillings were prepared with higher levels of mercury than are currently used, and that inadequate care was taken to ensure sheep didn’t swallow mercury, and others. But this study also took place over less than six months. Mercury fillings are expected to be in the bodies of people for decades.

Mercury Is Found in Breast Milk

In a follow-up to their initial sheep study, researchers prepared more sheep with fillings and looked at the presence of mercury in their milk and the concentration of mercury in their lambs. They found that mercury did seem to pass from the ewes to the lambs both in the womb and through breast milk. Researchers also measured mercury in the breast milk of women and found that it correlated with the number of fillings they had and the level of mercury found in their mouths.

Mercury from Fillings in the Environment

A recent study shows that even in remote lakes in National Parks, fish are exposed to high levels of environmental mercury. About 68% of fish tested in these parks contained mercury levels high enough that people should limit their consumption of these fish. How is this related to mercury fillings?

It turns out that mercury released from fillings during cremation is actually a significant source of pollution, accounting for perhaps 5% of mercury in the air in some places. This means that the toxicity of mercury in fillings may have far-reaching consequences for our environment.

Is There a Safe Level for Fillings?

With the controversy over the toxicity of mercury fillings, the warring sides have produced little in the way of what seems like usable guidance. Estimates of the number of fillings necessary for toxic exposure in adults range from 2 to 450. A more recent analysis suggests that 6 fillings for children and 8 fillings for adults is likely to be the amount required for toxic exposure.

In response to the potential risks, many countries have banned mercury fillings completely, and 150 nations recently agreed that mercury fillings are a source of toxic mercury that may need to be phased out. With this level of concern, it seems that many people around the world are not convinced that metal amalgam fillings are safe, no matter what our government says.

The above post is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 26), Savannah

Monday, April 21st, 2014

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014An annual tradition nearly as old as the university itself, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park every spring.

April 26
Forsyth Park

Chalk drawing begins at 11 AM. More information here.

The event is free and open to the public, which will have the opportunity to view and photograph the amazing creations.

Fun activities for children will be available, and food vendors will be on site.

FOR MORE FREE SPRING 2014 KIDS’ EVENTS IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.