NEXT time you visit your dentist, make sure you ask for mercury-free dental fillings. This is the message that AGENDA for Environment and Responsible Development is seeking to get across to the public as part of an awareness campaign against the use of mercury in dental care.
"It’s this simple: Americans can’t make the decision to consume less dental mercury if they don’t even know they’re getting dental mercury,”
Washington, DC, USA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
After decades of hearing their mercury-based dental fillings called “silver” and “amalgam” by their dentists and by the United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA, it shouldn’t be surprising that Americans are feeling more than a little misled about what’s being put in their mouths.
A successful event promoting a safe school environment that will prevent and reduce childhood lead and mercury exposure was recently held in the Philippines. The event, organized by IPEN Participating Organization EcoWaste Coalition, the European Union and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saw 200 people in attendance, including H.E. European Union Ambassador Guy Ledoux and DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje.
Executive director Leslie Adogame from IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) provides helpful information about the dangers of mercury in the following news articles: