The European Commission to propose amalgam phase-out

The European Union has taken a gigantic leap toward a decision to ban dental amalgam!
The 2017 EU amalgam regulation required the European Commission (the staff arm of the European Union that works under guidance from the European Council and the European Parliament) to issue a report on the feasibility of phasing out the use of dental amalgam in all EU countries. So when the European Commission held a by-invitation-only amalgam workshop in Brussels last winter, we assembled a strong team of experts from Germany, Romania, Greece, and Sweden. I was honored to testify alongside them in support of the urgent need to ban amalgam.
The European Commission has now released its report, which concludes “The review undertaken makes clear that the phase out of the largest remaining use of mercury in the EU – dental amalgam – is technically and economically feasible….Therefore, the Commission will present to the European Parliament and the Council in 2022 a legislative proposal to phase out the use of dental amalgam.”

The development has the potential to bring mercury-free dentistry to a vast area of 27 nations with a bigger population than the U.S. and Canada combined!