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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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‘Poorly ventilated dental clinics pose mercury health risk’

Dental clinics and medical schools still making use of amalgam, as well as incinerators/medical waste treatment facilities, have been identified as extremely high risk environments for mercury vapour emissions, posing health risk to workers, patients and the general population. According to a study conducted by SRADev Nigeria, this is due to the fact that a considerable number of dental clinics ...

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