The Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) in association with Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS) organized a press briefing on March 10, 2018, where BDS declared “Mercury dental amalgam should not be used in the treatment of pregnant women, nursing mother and children after June, 2018.” Continue reading
NGO appeals to government for mercury-free healthcare in India
Toxics Link, a leading environmental NGO, has appealed to the Indian government to issue a blanket ban on the use of mercury in the healthcare sector – including dentistry.
As quoted in the press, Toxics Link Associate Director Satish Sinha said, “There is an urgent need to rollout a robust public awareness campaign to educate consumers and healthcare workers, including addressing disposal of mercury waste. Toxics Link urges the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to institute a blanket ban on the use of mercury in the health sector and to facilitate the movement towards safer alternatives.” Continue reading
Meeting to revise Bangladeshi dental school curriculum
On 12 January, 2017, Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) and Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS), in association with Asian Center for Environmental Health and World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry, organized a round-table meeting on “Dental College Curriculum Revision and Adoption” in Dhaka with dental professionals who are involved in dental college curriculum revision. Continue reading
Dentists urge mercury-free dentistry in India
On 12 December 2016, a meeting of a large number of intern dentists held in Suryansh, Bhubaneswar, India urged mercury-free dentistry in their state.
A brief overview on mercury usage in dentistry in Odisha was presented by a dental professor. Toxic effects of mercury in environment were focused in on by the Continue reading
Multi-stakeholder workshop on phasing down amalgam in China held in Beijing
On October 25, 2016, representatives from All-China Environment Federation (ACEF), World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD), Asian Center on Environmental Health (ASEH), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO,MEP), Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Peking University School of Stomatology, Jiacui Environmental Promotive Center as well as dental specialists from local hospitals and district-level clinics gathered at Beijing for “Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Phasing Down Dental Amalgam in China.” The workshop was jointly hosted by ACEF, WAMFD and ASEH. Ms. Xie Yuhong, Deputy Secretary General of ACEF, Dr. Charlie Brown, President of WAMFD gave opening remarks for the Workshop. Continue reading