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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Dentist the Menace? The Uncontrolled Release of Dental Mercury

Title:
Dentist the Menace? The Uncontrolled Release of Dental Mercury

Abstract:
Written by Michael Bender, this Health Care Without Harm report explores the issue of waste dental mercury disposal. Includes sections on the occurrence and toxicity of mercury, dental mercury disposal routes, challenges to reducing dental mercury releases, and case studies of dental mercury reduction initiatives from several U.S. states as well as other countries. The report ends with a list of recommendations for addressing the proper handling of dental mercury waste. (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages)

URL:
http://www.noharm.org/details.cfm?type=document&id=655

Source:
Health Care Without Harm

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
June 2002

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