Study Reveals Environmental Impact of Dental Amalgam

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, dental amalgam represents over 20% of the global mercury used in products. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is now in force, 110 countries of the 128 signatories having ratified the treaty. Countries are now working on implementation for treaty compliance. This article is presented by The Dental Tribune.…

Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam

Mercury in dental amalgam is a hidden source of global mercury pollution, resulting from the illegal diversion of dental mercury into the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, to crematoria emissions from the deceased and sewage sludge that is sold to farmers. These significant mercury sources result in air, water, and food contamination that consequently…