EU Mercury Regulation: Publication in July

The Draft Propsal of the Revision of the EU Mercury Regulation has passed the Commissions Interservice consultations. The adoption is finaly scheduled for July after its translation into the languages of the member states. The adoption should then be a mere formality. However, the delay

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Africa wants dental amalgam banned by 2030

Botswana and Burkina Faso have submitted a proposal on behalf of the African Region that the phase out of dental amalgam by 2030 should be considered at the next COP of the Minamata Convention in November. The Africa region proposes to include in Part I,

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Transition period for Amalgam Certifications extended

Since the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) entered into force on 26 May 2021, the legal safety requirements for dental amalgam capsules have increased significantly. Medical devices with approvals under the old directive would only be allowed until the end of  the transition period

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COP4: Amendment to protect children from amalgam

New Minamata Convention amendment protects children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers from amalgam! At the fourth conference of the UN Minamata Convention on Mercury (March 21-25 in Bali), more than 130 countries agreed to protect vulnerable populations from the use of amalgam in dentistry. From

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WHO calls for Mininmally Invasive and Mercury-Free Dentistry

In a new report, WHO supports minimally invasive techniques in order to avoid unnecessary pain, infection and permanent damage to teeth while preventing and treating caries. Decades of research into mercury-free restoration materials have resulted in products superior to amalgam in tooth friendliness, and in

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European Dental Amalgam Tracker

In line with the European Mercury Regulation (EU 2017/852), member states were required to submit National Action Plans (by 1 July 2019) to reduce the use of dental amalgam and preferably phase it out by 2030. 26 of 27 national plans were published…

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