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Dental Personnel and the 'Right to Know'.


In 1987 the 'Right to Know' act became law . This law has direct application to the practice of dentistry since dentists are required by the nature of their occupation to frequently handle and dispose of materials which are considered toxic. Failure to disclose the toxicity of these materials and inform employees how to safely handle and correctly dispose of them, carries severe penalties.



The information on this website is not intended to, and does not, in anyway, constitute medical advice. The material is provided for information purposes only. It is based upon the Authors’ personal experiences. Please consult your qualified medical professional. Anyone considering removal of their amalgam fillings should be aware that the process is DANGEROUS as it releases highly toxic mercury vapour. It should only be undertaken by an experienced mercury-free dentist using full IAOMT protocols in order to minimise the risk of exposure to mercury.