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European Commission study recommends ban of dental amalgam | Dental Tribune International

European Commission study recommends ban of dental amalgam | Dental Tribune International | Mercury Exposure | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS, Belgium: A new study, conducted on behalf of the European Commission, recommends phasing out dental amalgam use over the next few years owing to mercury’s negative impact on the environment.
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Unfortunately, the Minamata Convention on Mercury only has language to "phase down" dental mercury.

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The Minamata Convention on Mercury: A First Step toward Protecting Future Generations

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: A First Step toward Protecting Future Generations | Mercury Exposure | Scoop.it
The Minamata Convention on Mercury: A First Step toward Protecting Future Generations
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Exposure to mercury can seriously effect one's health. THat's why countries of the world have joined together to sign the Minamata Convention on Mercury, so as to Ban the use of mercury in products and processes, thus limiting the amount of man made mercury that is released into teh environment.

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Global Treaty for Toxic Mercury Exempts Mascara

Global Treaty for Toxic Mercury Exempts Mascara | Mercury Exposure | Scoop.it
Few U.S. products are thought to contain mercury, but it's difficult to know because of labeling rules.
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I don't understand how this product escaped a Ban. 

"Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the advocacy group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, said there is no reason “a known neurotoxin should be allowed in any of these products” because most companies already have found alternatives."

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Environmental dental mercury animation - You Put What In My Mouth?

Environmental dental mercury animation - You Put What In My Mouth? | Mercury Exposure | Scoop.it
"You Put What in My Mouth", reveals the widespread practice of dentists to disregard manufacturer warnings and occupational safety regulations, thus exposing patients to levels of mercury vapor and particulate matter higher than established safety...
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This video shows how roughly 340 tons of dental mercury is released into the global environment each year.

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Nearly 1,000 light bulbs containing mercury dumped in South Dallas playground and vacant lot

Nearly 1,000 light bulbs containing mercury dumped in South Dallas playground and vacant lot | Mercury Exposure | Scoop.it
A playground in South Dallas has been closed after electrical and fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury were found dumped Thursday night.
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This is horrible. On a kids playground no less :-(

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