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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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Mercury: CSOs demand end to Africa’s use of dental amalgam

Over 30 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), including the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev) Nigeria, have signed a declaration calling for Africa to be the first continent on the planet to end the use of mercury in dental care. Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury, a major neurotoxin. According to the activists, its continuous use is not justified because ...

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