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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...

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...

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...

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...

Lagos adopts processes to phase down dental amalgam

Observed high mercury levels in dental clinics may have prompted the Lagos State Government to take up a campaign to phase down dental amalgam,...

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...

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...

Activist intensifies battle to make dentistry safe

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...

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NCDC reports 24 new cases of monkeypox in one week

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Environmental experts decry lack of data on waste generation

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