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Summer Camp focusing on dental and bio-materials

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article image BIOMATERIALS ARE in continuous demand in the healing process of common man. The products based on biomaterials are numerous and there is hardly any surgical operation that proceeds without consuming biomaterials. A biomaterial is any material, natural or synthetic, partly or as a whole or biomedical device that can perform, supplement or replace a natural function in a living body. Biomaterial science has undergone significant development and several companies have invested heavily in…Read More

Govt urged to stop dental mercury amalgam use

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STAFF REPORT ISB: More than 137 civil society organizations, including SDPI, Islamabad, individuals and professionals from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand have signed a declaration calling for Asia to end the use of mercury in dental care. Amalgam fillings are 50 per cent mercury, a major neurotoxin and its continuous use is not justified as alternatives are now affordable, effective, and available in Asia. The restriction of its use is demanded worldwide in the…Read More

Mercury pollution exceeds safety level at dental clinics

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Recent study by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) reveals high level of indoor mercury pollution’ in the air inside various dental hospitals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.The  study, conducted in collaboration with European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), seeks to monitor Mercury emission and release sites’ in various cities of Pakistan and assess air quality to protect environment and human health.As the mercury metal and its…Read More