The environmental protection agency is requesting that the bill passed at the end of Bush’s presidency (on mercury waste in dental offices) be reversed. The bill passed by President Bush allowed for dental offices to voluntarily install machines that separate out the mercury from old fillings and recycle it—at their discretion.
Recent studies have concluded that 36 percent of the mercury found in sewage treatment plants are a result of dental office waste! With this percentage on the rise, in some states up to 50 percent, it is important for the government to place this regulation on dental offices across the country.
The mercury that is released from dental office waste, when it enters the water it goes through a chemical change that is highly toxic and can be found in fish and the animals that eat fish. The toxic chemical can cause brain and nervous system damage in unborn developing children.
Due to the EPA involvement, the ban on mercury fillings in Norway and Sweden, and the recent studies regarding mercury waste, it is believed that the FDA will be reversing their ruling about the safety of dental amalgams. The verdict on dental amalgams won’t be released to the public till mid year next year but if you are looking for a way to get involved the public hearing is scheduled for December 14th and 15th of this year.
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- For more information on Dental amalgams please visit: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/43366/