What is Amalgam?
50% Mercury, 27% Tin, 1% Zinc, 21% Silver and 1% Copper
- Mercury causes damage to the brain, lungs and liver in humans which is why this rule is going into place
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- Dental offices will need to be using an Amalgam Separation System, Waste Containers and a Dental Line Cleaner.
- All products must meet EPA and ISO 11143:2008 quality standards • All Dentists must comply by June 14th, 2020
Why does Amalgam need to be disposed of correctly?
Amalgam contains a lot of Mercury. Mercury causes damage to the brain, lungs and liver in humans. The levels of Mercury enter water streams from Dental facilities poses a risk to the environment and public.