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Stop Amalgam in Children.


UK-wide guidance on dental amalgam ban for children; the Minamata Treaty will be implemented in July this year in the UK. “From 1 July 2018, dental amalgam shall not be used for dental treatment of deciduous teeth, of children under 15 years and of pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary by the dental practitioner based on the specific medical needs of the patient.” The good news is the UK government is developing a guidance document to help dentists implement this new EU regulation. The bad news is not all dentists want to protect children from mercury-containing amalgam. In fact, the British Dental Association (BDA) is already attempting to widen the regulation’s very narrow medical exemption: “Where there are medical or dental reasons to justify the choice, the practitioner will retain the option to use amalgam” – even in children, whose developing brains are most susceptible to the neurotoxic effects of mercury. I strongly suggest that there should be NO exceptions to the latest EU regulation; mercury amalgams should not be used in children and pregnant/nursing women. There is NO safe level of mercury! If you agree, please send your name to me and I will make sure it's added to the petition. beckydutton@mercurymadness.org



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.