Toxic mercury in dentistry


THE World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, of which the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is a member, welcomes the growing momentum to phase out the use of dental amalgam, a tooth cavity-filling material that is 50% mercury.

The first part of the fourth Con-ference of Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP4) was held online from Nov 1 to Nov 5. The Minamata Convention requires parties to phase down the use of dental amalgam. There is now a movement to phase out entirely this toxic and polluting product at the second in-person part of COP4 in Bali, Indonesia, scheduled to take place from March 21 to 25, 2022.

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