In the dental amalgam arena, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – which is charged with regulating amalgam – prefers to sit and watch from the sidelines: Continue reading
When we started, the European Union was the largest user of amalgam in the world – but that is about to change.
By an overwhelming 663 to 8, the European Parliament voted last week for a comprehensive package to reduce mercury use, as required by the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Continue reading
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
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
European civil society has endorsed this week’s provisional agreement by the three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and for pregnant and breastfeeding women as of 1 July 2018. Continue reading