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Amalgam phase out: Group announces landmark successes across Africa

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African governments, dentists, and consumers are increasingly turning against the use of dental amalgam, the highly controversial dental fillings material that is 50% mercury. Dental Care In 2006, Dr. Myron Wentz authored A Mouth Full of Poison, a book condemning toxic mercury-based dental amalgam and calling for an end to its use. His subsequent economic successes as founder of USANA Health ...

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COP4: Phase-out of mercury-containing dental fillings gains momentum

Monika Stankiewicz

As the first part of the fourth Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP4) is held online from November 1 to 5, 2021, the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry welcomes the growing momentum to phase out the use of dental amalgam. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury The Minamata Convention requires Parties ...

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Policy on phase-down of dental amalgam use apt, timely, say stakeholders

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Stakeholders in the environment and health sectors in Nigeria have said that the ongoing development of a National Policy on the Phase Down of Dental Amalgam Use in Nigeria is apt and timely in line with the National Development Policy. Participants at the technical sub-committee meeting The government, through Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of ...

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Nigerian dentists endorse total amalgam phase out by 2024

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The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) has adopted dates between 2022 and 2024 for the phasing out of dental amalgam in the country. Dental Care At its 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held from November 20 to 21, 2020 in Lagos, the dentists adopted January 31, 2022 for phasing out of amalgam among vulnerable population (children and pregnant women), and December ...

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CSOs celebrate ‘Africa Day for Mercury-Free Dentistry’, seek phase-out of dental amalgam

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Over 40 civil society organisations (CSOs), including the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria), on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 celebrated the 7th “Africa Day for Mercury-free Dentistry”. L-R: Prof. Babajide Alo of the University of Lagos; then Minister of State for Health, Dr. Ehanire Osagie; Dr. B.O. Alonge, Head, Dental Division, Federal Ministry of Health; and Mr ...

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How to phasedown mercury dental amalgam use, by experts

The Federal Government has been called upon to initiate a coordinated multi-sectoral approach for an effective phasedown of dental amalgam use in the country. The authorities were also asked to raise awareness about dental mercury and promotion of alternatives as well as a transition to alternatives. These formed the fulcrum of agreements arrived at by participants at a day-long stakeholders’ ...

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Lagos adopts processes to phase down dental amalgam

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Observed high mercury levels in dental clinics may have prompted the Lagos State Government to take up a campaign to phase down dental amalgam, which scientists say is injurious to health and the environment. In applying the Minamata Convention on amalgam provisions to Nigeria, the state’s Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is collaborating with the Sustainable Research and Action for ...

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FDA petitioned to reduce amalgam use to conform with the Minamata Convention

Charlie Brown

The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry has filed a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the use of amalgam – a dental filling that is 50% mercury – in order to conform with the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Other petitioners include the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Asian Center for Environmental Health, African Center for Environmental ...

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Bangladesh may ban mercury dental amalgam


Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS) and Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) have urged the government to create policies in order to ban mercury dental amalgam in the country by 2016. Syed Marghub Murshed, former Secretary of Government of Bangladesh and Chairperson of ESDO and Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul, the newly elected President of BDS, made the demand in a meeting ...

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