Dentists Need A Push To Reduce Mercury: Report

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee released a report Wednesday that found a mandatory program would be one of the best ways to reduce the amount of mercury being released from dental offices.

The dental industry is by far the largest contributor of mercury found in municipal wastewater, washing about 6.5 tons per year down the drain, according to the report.

The report found, however, that using amalgam separator units, a technology that prevents mercury solids and in some cases dissolved mercury from entering...
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