Europe Bans Mercury Fillings for Children and Pregnant or Nursing Women
Mercury fillings are being phased out!
We very much welcome this major development in the EU to ban Mercury fillings in Children and pregnant women.
Dr Evelien Founder of ISHSKO and long time pioneer of Mercury Free Dentistry in Europe commented;
“We are moving in the right direction! It’s not a comprehensive regulation but it’s a start at least our most vulnerable are being protected by this rule! Mercury amalgam is a pollutive , primitive and ugly restorative material. It is technically inferior to today’s modern alternatives. The era of dental amalgam is already surpassed by stronger , healthier and aesthetically superior materials”.
The European Commission online vote on the ban of mercury amalgam resulted in 88% of the vote against amalgam. So from July 1, 2018, amalgam tooth material will banned for restorative treatment in children , pregnant and nursing women in the EU, aligning with the commitment made to the Minamata Convention.