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Minamata Convention on Mercury

In August of 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force. The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, and it includes sections on dental amalgam. The IAOMT is an accredited member of member of UNEP’s Global [...]

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EPA Dental Effluent Guidelines

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated their dental effluent guidelines in 2017. Amalgam separators are now required pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  EPA expects compliance with this final rule will annually reduce the discharge of mercury by 5.1 tons as well as 5.3 [...]