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Apr 17, 2017, 12:08 ET Consumers for Dental Choice: European Union in Final Stages of Banning Mercury Amalgam Fillings in Children, Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers

By an historic 663 – 8 vote, the European Parliament banned the use of silver amalgam (mercury) dental fillings in children, pregnant women and...


Dec 08, 2016, 13:27 ET Consumers for Dental Choice applauds Mercury amalgam ban imposed for children, pregnant & breastfeeding women

The European Union (E.U.), with 28 member nations and 500 million people, will prohibit the use of dental amalgam in children under 16 and in...


Feb 11, 2016, 16:30 ET American Indian and Consumer Groups Petition to Stop Dental Mercury on Reservations

 The International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice filed a petition calling on the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and...


Sep 26, 2014, 14:39 ET Consumers welcome EPA's dental mercury rule

Consumers for Dental Choice, the advocacy wing of the mercury-free dentistry movement, commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed...


Nov 11, 2013, 07:49 ET Industry Leader Censors Stories Written by Dental News Reporters

Company pressures publications to remove articles about health hazards of mercury-based dental products  Dentsply International, one of...


May 20, 2013, 13:22 ET Dentsply given "Wake-up Call" by Community, Faith-based, Environmental & International Groups: Phase Out Mfg. Mercury Fillings

At the headquarters city for the #2 U.S. amalgam manufacturer, a broad-based coalition of community, faith-based, and environmental groups call on...


Apr 02, 2013, 14:52 ET Consumers and Dentists Applaud Dr. Oz for raising awareness about dental mercury; Calls on FDA to keep its promise to act on amalgam by end of 2011 (sic)

 Consumers for Dental Choice applauds Dr. Oz for raising public awareness about dental mercury in the groundbreaking episode "Are Your Silver...


Jul 28, 2009, 16:45 ET FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short

New FDA guidelines fail to protect pregnant women and children from threat of "silver" dental fillings In a disappointing move, the Food and...


May 08, 2008, 01:00 ET Philadelphia - First City in Nation - to Pass a Law Requiring Informed Consent Before Dentists Use Mercury Amalgam

PHILADELPHIA, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury-Free Dentistry and Consumers for Dental Choice will host a...


Oct 30, 2007, 01:00 ET A Patients Right to Know: 'Silver Fillings' are 50% Mercury

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that the silver colored fillings in your mouth are actually composed of 50% MERCURY, a known...


Aug 09, 2005, 01:00 ET Zogby Survey: Connecticut Voters Say 'Ban Dental Mercury'

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey conducted by Zogby International shows Connecticut voters overwhelmingly want to ban dental...


May 26, 2005, 01:00 ET Your Teeth May Be Poisoning Your Water

HARTFORD, Conn., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury from human teeth poisons Connecticut waterways, experts said today, urging the state to recognize...


Sep 07, 2001, 01:00 ET Anti-Mercury Fillings Coalition Heads to ADA's Front Door

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling on the American Dental Association to stop supporting the use of Mercury in dental fillings, the...