Last year, the European Union adopted a regulation banning amalgam use for children under age 15, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers beginning 1 July 2018. Now that day is here!
With the EU’s partial amalgam ban officially in effect, we are seeing some immediate changes in that region, including:
- News articles are raising awareness about the mercury in amalgam – so everyone will know the truth about their so-called “silver fillings.”
- Government guidance is telling UK dentists not to use amalgam in the most vulnerable populations.
- The German government is working to revise its national insurance to account for the increased use of mercury-free fillings.