Lessons from countries phasing down dental amalgam use

Type of item
EU & international information
Country
International
Year of publication
2016

English

Description

The report describes the use of mercury in dentistry and what can be used as an alternative. It provides learnings from the phase-out already implemented in several countries. It is intended that these examples may inspire and instruct other countries’ efforts to implement this provision of the Minamata Convention.
The report does not specifically address occupational exposures.

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
United Nations Environment Programme
Provider name (Original)
United Nations Environment Programme
Provider url:
Tasks covered
Medical and Dental Services
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Solids
Hazard - health effects
Neurotoxic substances
Exposure route
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description

Mercury

CAS Number
7439-97-6
EC number
231-106-7
Prevention measures
Level 1. Substitution
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material
General information
Report
Target group
Policy makers