Giant step toward a full amalgam phase out in Europe

At a by-invitation-only workshop last Thursday in Brussels, the European Union took a giant step toward phasing out all amalgam use – and our European team was there to make sure it happened!

The EU amalgam regulation we won in 2017 not only banned amalgam use in children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers; it also required the European Commission to issue a report on the feasibility of phasing out dental amalgam use by 2030. The draft of that report was presented at this workshop, where our European team was present in full force to support its conclusion: amalgam use in the EU should be phased out by 2025. 

The European Commission will complete its final report this spring – and must make its official recommendation to the European Parliament by June.