Latest Mercury Policy Project Stories

2014-06-10 12:32:09

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, FDA and EPA issued draft updated advice on fish consumption. While the draft is improved in several ways, the Mercury Policy Project was most disappointed with the agencies failure to require labeling and address exposure risks from American's consumption of canned tuna. "Over one-third of American's exposure to methlymercury is from tuna, because tuna are higher mercury fish and Americans consume so much," said Michael...

2010-12-13 08:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While an FDA panel re-examines risks of amalgam over the next two days, the World Health Department is expected to release a key report soon recommending that amalgam use be "phased down" globally, consistent with its earlier recommendations.(i) "We welcome WHO's support for "phasing down" amalgam, and urge FDA to do the same," said Michael Bender, director of the Mercury Policy Project. On Dec. 14-15, 2010, an FDA panel will discuss...

2010-09-27 17:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, environmental groups applauded EPA's announcement to propose a new rule requiring dentists to reduce mercury pollution. "Dentists are the largest polluter of mercury to wastewater," said Michael Bender, director of the Mercury Policy Project and a steering committee member of the National Mercury Products Campaign.(i) "We welcome EPA's proposal to end the Bush-era midnight deal allowing dentists to pollute until they enacted...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.