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Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reject proposal to ban dental amalgam

Friday, December 6, 2019  

Last week, the Minamata Convention on Mercury held its third Conference of the Parties (COP3) in Geneva, Switzerland. Countries from all over the world convened for the five-day meeting to strengthen their efforts to reduce and eliminate the adverse effects of mercury emissions. One of the key issues that dominated much of the discussions at COP3 was dental amalgam – the only mercury-added material subject to a phase down in the Convention (Annex A, Part II).


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