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Entries in Dental Waste Disposal (2)

Tuesday
Nov202012

American Public Health Association Backs The Continued Use Of Dental Amalgam

The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently released a policy statement affirming that dental amalgam is safe and effective in treating dental cavities, remarking “amalgam’s contribution to environmental mercury contamination is minimal, and that limiting or curtailing its availability could have negative health consequences, particularly in low-income areas.”

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Thursday
Nov012012

Department of Ecology - Hazardous Waste Directory

Dental offices throughout Washington state create a wide variety of waste during the course of a normal business day. Hazardous waste can result from the use of amalgam, fluorescent bulbs, X-ray fixer and cleaning and disinfecting solutions. It is important that dentists comply with laws and regulations and dispose of these wastes properly.

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