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

Dental Amalgam summit

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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Dr. Myron Wentz to fund third year of Mercury-Free Dentistry for Africa campaign

Scientist and philanthropist, Dr. Myron Wentz, has announced that he is funding the 2020 campaign of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry seeking to transition Africa to mercury-free dentistry. This will be the third year he has fully funded the campaign. Dr Myron Wentz Described as a 19th-century, tooth-unfriendly pollutant, dental amalgam is 50% composed of the neurotoxin mercury, whose ...

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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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Civil society charts Africa’s path to mercury-free dentistry


To celebrate Africa’s second annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Day, the African Centre for Environmental Health on Monday October 13 joined civil society groups across the continent by releasing a plan on how the continent can leapfrog into pollution-free dentistry. According to scientists, dental amalgam is 50% mercury, considered a dangerous neurotoxin. The pollution-free alternatives to dental amalgam are affordable, effective, and ...

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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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Activist intensifies battle to make dentistry safe

Charlie Brown

Mercury is a toxin; a poison, yet it’s commonly used in dentistry. Charlie Brown, president of the Consumers for Dental Choice and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, has been leading the charge to eliminate this pernicious toxin from dentistry around the world for the last two decades. He spoke with Dr Mercola of The annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Week ...

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Mercury-free dentistry: CPC, groups educate care consumers


The Sustainable Research & Action for Environmental Development (SRADev) Nigeria and World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) are collaborating with the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) towards educating dental care consumers over the dangers inherent in the use of amalgam. According to scientists, amalgam, which is used as a tooth filling in dental care, contains mercury, a substance considered dangerous ...

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