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New Minamata Convention amendment protects children from amalgam use

The Children’s Amendment to the amalgam reduction requirement of the Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force on Friday, June 24, 2022. Henceforth, all the...

COP4.2: World Alliance clamours end to amalgam use in women, children

In a message delivered to Plenary Session on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the ongoing second segment of the fourth Meeting of the Conference of...

Amalgam phase out: Group announces landmark successes across Africa

African governments, dentists, and consumers are increasingly turning against the use of dental amalgam, the highly controversial dental fillings material that is 50% mercury. In...

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

As the first part of the fourth Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP4) is held online from November 1...

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

Stakeholders in the environment and health sectors in Nigeria have said that the ongoing development of a National Policy on the Phase Down of...

Nigerian dentists endorse total amalgam phase out by 2024

The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) has adopted dates between 2022 and 2024 for the phasing out of dental amalgam in the country. At its 54th...

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

Over 40 civil society organisations (CSOs), including the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria), on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 celebrated the...

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...

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