Phase-out of Dental Mercury Amalgams - Bolen Report

April, 2011

In The News:

On April 5th 2011, an article entitled "U.S. Government Calls for the Phase-out of Dental Mercury Amalgams" appeared in the Bolen Report. This Guest Article was written by Attorney Charles G. Brown, National Counsel for Consumers for Dental Choice. Here is an excerpt: 

"In an extraordinary development that will change the global debate about amalgam, the United States government has announced that it supports a "phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out by all Parties, of mercury amalgam." This statement - a radical reversal of its former position that "any change toward the use of dental amalgam is likely to result in positive public health outcomes" - is part of the U.S. government's submission for the upcoming third round of negotiations for the world mercury treaty."

To read the entire submission go to the The Bolen Report