After we launched the Chicago Declaration to End Dental Industry Mercury Use at the University of Illinois School of Public Health 18 months ago, some of the signatories obtained meetings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at high levels, persuading the agency to re-open the amalgam issue. On November 13-14, an FDA scientific advisory committee met to discuss metal implants and specifically dental amalgam. Continue reading
Nepal is the first country in Asia to announce its plan to phase out amalgam use.
Joining several other nations in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Nepal recently declared it is banning amalgam use right now in children under 15, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.
Then Nepal is going further: It will finish with amalgam use, on a plan being implemented over a five-year period, as alternatives become fully available there and while it revamps dental school curriculum to focus on mercury-free filling materials instead of amalgam. Continue reading
Our success at the Minamata Convention treaty talks resulted in a requirement that countries must reduce their amalgam use – plus a mechanism for amending the treaty. Now we step up to the next stage. On the table is a proposed amendment to phase OUT amalgam use!
We built the worldwide team, and now we mobilize it into action to support the proposed amendment. Continue reading
Three more European countries – Ireland, Finland, and Slovakia – have announced plans to phase out amalgam use!
The intense European campaign run by the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry team resulted in a new European Union regulation that banned the use of amalgam in children under 15 years old, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers, starting 1 July 2018. That same regulation requires EU countries to submit national plans to phase down their overall use of amalgam. Continue reading
With the European Union banning amalgam for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers, U.S. World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry affiliate Consumers for Dental Choice now spearheads the campaign to get the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bureaucracy to catch up! They kicked it off with a petition calling for FDA to ban mercury fillings in these vulnerable populations like the European Union did.