“Mercury naturally adheres to plastics in the water, by creating extremely concentrated “fish food” bombs of dangerous chemicals. Plastic has a negative charge, mercury has a positive charge. Opposites attract so the mercury sticks….”
The IDS in Cologne is the world’s leading dental trade fair where manufacturers present their latest products for the entire dental industry. With our team of the IG Umwelt Zahn Medizin we were on site and collected votes for our petition “Mund Auf Gegen Amalgam“.
Amalgam fillings consist of about 50% highly toxic mercury. In dentistry, this material has been highly controversial since its introduction at the beginning of the 19th century and was even temporarily banned in the USA. However, the use of this material has been able to assert itself primarily due to a lack of cost-effective alternatives. In addition, advocates assumed that mercury was firmly embedded in the fillings. Since a WHO study in 1991, however, it has been confirmed that mercury constantly dissolves from the fillings, more than is absorbed by humans through food or breath.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the world’s game changer, our path to bringing mercury-free dentistry to all people. As president of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Charlie Brown was proud to lead a talented and united team from five continents at the second
Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia regional consultations in preparation for the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, 16 to 17 October 2018, Chisinau, Moldova ——————- followed by Information sessions on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm
With our group of interest we are applying to become member of SAICM.
Experts hailing from twenty-one nations assembled in Bangkok on 14-15 May 2018 to present case studies, exchange ideas, and discuss strategies for ending the use of amalgam in “women, children, and through them, future generations.” The United Nations Environment – World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry
Our mission is to advocate and support the adoption and implementation of a legally binding instrument which contains mandatory obligations to eliminate where feasible, and otherwise minimize, the global supply and trade of mercury, the global demand for mercury, anthropogenic releases of mercury to the