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The EU Mercury Regulation.


What are the new rules relating to the use of mercury in dental amalgam? The EU Mercury Regulation addresses the issue of dental amalgam which is the largest remaining use of mercury in the EU. In particular, it sets both short and longer term measures to reduce use of dental amalgam and associated pollution. This includes: the prohibition to use amalgam for vulnerable populations (pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years old) which will become law on 1st July, 2018.



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.