Mercury Use Update

Should a United Nations global treaty on mercury pollution become reality, America’s dentists could find the U.S. government’s proverbial hands inside their patients’ mouths.

That is the goal of “mercury-free” activists, who are pinning their hopes on an international consensus to get a ban on dentists filling routine cavities with “silver amalgam” containing mercury,
International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT), a worldwide professional network that advocates the practice of mercury-free dentistry.

“That is why this treaty is so important: it addresses the fact the mercury is unhealthy for the body and the environment and validates the need for it to be replaced with safer alternatives