dental mercury News

  • EPA will propose rule to protect waterways by reducing mercury from dental offices / existing technology is available to capture dental mercury (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year. The mercury waste results when old mercury fillings are replaced with new ones. The mercury in dental fillings is flushed into chair-side ...

  • Can mercury from dental fillings travel through teeth?

    Dental amalgam fillings made with mercury have been used for many years, but there are concerns about the risk to human health. A recent study suggests that mercury can travel through the tooth and enter the tooth’s active bloodstream. This is another route of exposure to mercury in addition to the release of the toxin from the surface of the filling. It is known that biting and chewing can erode ...

  • Known Negative Impacts of Dental Mercury Surpass Those of Alternatives

    Substituting alternative materials for mercury-based dental fillings has less negative impact on human health and the environment, according to a new report by the ...


  • City of Malibu Adopts Landmark Resolution: Supports Global Phase Out of the Dental Mercury Filling

    The Malibu City Council unanimously passed a landmark resolution on Monday, October 10, taking a proactive step by supporting “national and worldwide efforts to reduce anthropogenic sources of mercury,” which is in many products in common use today - including the dental amalgam filling. Dr. and Mrs. James Rota, 30-year Malibu residents, along with Californians for Green Dentistry, contacted ...


    By PRWeb

  • American Dental Association Pleased With UNEP Treaty Outcomes

     The American Dental Association (ADA) is very pleased by the agreed upon provisions related to dental amalgam included in the United Nations Environment Program proposed mercury treaty. Delegates from more than 130 countries gathered in Geneva to develop the global treaty aimed at limiting emissions. Burning of coal is the largest single manmade source of mercury in the ...

  • The Government is Cracking Down on the Dental Industry – Are you Compliant?

    Industry leader Medidenta.com announces the release of the Medidenta Amalgam Separator Program. Medidenta has been in the dental industry for over 67 years providing innovative solutions for the dental industry and has partnered with the highly acclaimed Mars Liberty Boss Amalgam Separator. http://www.envirodent.net/seperators.html Chair side trap ...


    By PRWeb

  • Momentum builds for ‘Mercury 2013’

    Mercury is moving towards the top of the agenda for regulatory bodies and interest from the public domain is growing. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) now defines mercury as “the pollutant of greatest concern”. In response to this, the organisers of the 11thInternational Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) are finalising plans for an event that will bring ...

  • Public invited to mercury toxicity event

    The organisers of the ‘Mercury 2013’ International Conference have created a free open day for members of the public on Sunday 28th July. “Anyone with concerns about the amount of seafood in their diet, or about dental fillings or exposure to mercury in past science lessons, or simply a scientific interest in mercury as a toxic pollutant, can come along and have their hair or ...

  • The organisers of Mercury 2013, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)

    From:The organisers of Mercury 2013, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) To: Journalists When: 4pm Sunday 28th July Where:Soutra Room, Ground Floor, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE Why: The ICMGP will address the ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Mercury released from products down by 88%

    Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases to air and land caused by products that contain mercury decreased an estimated ...

  • Impact of mercury exposure from chlor-alkali plants

    An EU project, EMECAP1, has investigated levels of mercury exposure to populations living near chlor-alkali plants and the impact on human health. It found that the overall health risk was low, but was higher for some workers at the plants and for those who consumed contaminated fish or had mercury dental fillings. Mercury is a natural element but human activities, such as mining and ...

  • New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make mercury levels in fish low enough for the states to lift fish ...

  • Mercury may go from measuring devices

    Lower prices and better technology may ban mercury from medical equipment. More legislative effort is laid on phasing out the substance as prices are lowered and mercury-free technology is enhanced. In dentistry, as in other care, a huge amount of mercury is released every year, posing threats to aquatic organisms (as the substance is both toxic and accumulating in the food chains), humans ...


  • EU announces adoption of legislation to ban mercury exports

    The European Commission welcomes the final adoption by the Council of legislation banning all exports of mercury from the European Union. The export ban is a key part of the EU's strategy for reducing the global supply of mercury and thereby limiting emissions of the highly toxic heavy metal into the environment. The legislation requires mercury that is no longer used in the chlor-alkali ...

  • Safeguarding human health from the effects of mercury

    Mercury is widely considered to be among the highest priority environmental pollutants of concern on the global scale. Although occupational exposure to inorganic mercury is a continuous problem, possible effects on broader sections of the population resulting from widespread dispersal of mercury in the environment has become a major concern in recent years. Mercury has been targeted by agencies ...

  • Mercury is still a Hazard in Most Buildings across the U.S.

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide mercury and other heavy metal testing services to protect building occupants from its toxic health hazards.   Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at room temperature, but can easily evaporate.  A recent article in the September 2010 issue of Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) newspaper entitled ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mercury conference to address global treaty implementation

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (#ICMGP) will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 28th July – 2nd August 2013. The event is the 11th in a series that began in Sweden in 1990 and follows closely behind an international agreement to reduce global mercury emissions. Themed ‘Science Informing Global Policy’ the ICMGP events have been created to ...

  • Better detection of mercury contamination developed by researchers

    Mercury contamination has a negative impact on both the environment and human health. Researchers have developed a simple visual technique that will make detecting mercury pollution much easier. Mercury poses an international threat, as it can be transported through the air and through the food chain, especially via fish. It is mainly used in thermometers, barometers, dental fillings and ...

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

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