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2013-11-11 08:27:54

Company pressures publications to remove articles about health hazards of mercury-based dental products WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dentsply International, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mercury-based dental products, has pressured mainstream dental industry publications to remove articles about mercury's toxicity and questions about the company's plans to dump these products in the poorer countries in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia....

2013-10-10 16:26:47

MINAMATA, Japan, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new global legally binding treaty on mercury, signed today in Minamata, Japan, means "dental amalgam is neither appropriate nor practical in the 21st century," said Charlie Brown, president, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. "Mercury fillings - amalgam is 50% mercury - has no future, on any continent." The treaty gives special attention to amalgam. It both mandates that each nation phase down amalgam use, and prescribes...

2013-09-24 08:22:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a treaty on mercury to be signed next month, concern is growing that toxic mercury fillings will be dumped into Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. In a letter to U.S. manufacturer Dentsply, 62 health, social justice, and environmental groups from 40 nations and six continents ask its president, Bret Wise, to cease selling dental amalgam into developing nations. The letter,...

2013-05-20 16:22:08

YORK, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the headquarters city for the #2 U.S. amalgam manufacturer, a broad-based coalition of community, faith-based, and environmental groups call on Dentsply International to cease making amalgam. Deceptively marketed as "silver fillings," amalgam is composed 50% of mercury. At a news conference at the Yorktowne Hotel on 21 May 2013, the speakers unveil a letter from 23 organizations from Pennsylvania, around the nation, and from six...

2013-04-02 16:25:56

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers for Dental Choice applauds Dr. Oz for raising public awareness about dental mercury in the groundbreaking episode "Are Your Silver Fillings making You Sick?". The consumer group, which leads the international campaign for mercury-free dentistry, calls on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to keep the promise it made in September 2011 to make an announcement on amalgam by the end of that year [minute 3:14, et seq., on...

2013-03-28 20:21:44

CHICAGO, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) strongly objects to the recent segment about dental amalgam, broadcast on a March 28 segment of "The Dr. Oz Show" and its reliance on sensationalism while ignoring sound science. "As a physician, Dr. Oz missed an opportunity to educate his viewers, and instead focused on conjecture rather than fact," said ADA President Dr. Robert Faiella. The segment, entitled "Are Your Silver Fillings Making You Sick?"...

2013-01-19 08:20:14

GENEVA, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no phase out date was set, just completed negotiations by the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee this morning at 7 AM Geneva time have resulted in many important provisions to reduce and eliminate mercury release and exposure, including binding requirements for countries to phase down dental amalgam. The final text from the new UNEP treaty on mercury is provided below.[1] "This is the beginning of the end of dental amalgam...

2012-09-18 23:00:51

Miami dental practice applauds the move towards mercury-free dentistry, spreads awareness for harmful side effects of dental amalgam (silver fillings). Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 The move towards mercury-free dentistry is gaining unprecedented momentum, announces Miami dental practice Assure a Smile. Practitioners, universities, and international health committees are supporting the ban on dental amalgam in record numbers. For a long time, dental amalgam (silver fillings) was...

2012-04-16 06:21:40

"Earth Day" Report Shows Real Cost of Dental Mercury Fillings WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental mercury fillings pollute the environment, contaminate fish and are far more costly for taxpayers than the alternative tooth-colored material, according to a new study released today by a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups.[i] "The report's findings confirm that amalgam is not the least expensive when the so-called 'external costs' are...

2011-12-15 19:25:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry, premier holistic dentist in San Diego, talks about the potential health hazards associated with traditional dental practices and materials. Holistic dentistry focuses on the overall well-being of their patients, and understands the integral role that safe dentistry plays in the health of the entire body as a whole. La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry, trusted holistic dentist in San...