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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

Check on mercury amalgam stressed to save environment

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Mercury emitted from dental amalgam badly affects human beings, aquatic and terrestrial animals, micro-organisms, plants and the entire environment, said Dr. M. Khawaja from SDPI while speaking at a global meeting of experts on "South, South-East Asian Summit for Mercury Free Dentistry". Asian Center for Environmental Health has recently organized the meeting in Dhaka in association with World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) and Washington…Read More