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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Dental Amalgam Use
Abstract: Estimates the amount of amalgam that the typical general dentist will handle per procedure and characterizes the resulting waste streams.
Source: Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network
Development, Evaluation and Implementation of a Testing Protocol for Evaluation of Technologies for Removal of Mercury from Dental Facilities: Part I – Field Studies and Protocol Evaluation [PDF]
Abstract: This study evaluates the use of amalgam separators in dental facility’s waste disposal system and best management practices (BMPs) to reduce the release of mercury in the effluent from such facilities.
Source: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Doing Our Part...Dental Amalgam Poster [PDF]
Abstract: This poster identifies best management practices to collect, manage, and recycle dental amalgam in New York according to the state laws.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
Future Use of Materials for Dental Restoration [PDF]
Abstract: The WHO Global Oral Health Programme - in cooperation with UNEP Chemicals - organized a two-day meeting to discuss the implications and the way forward. The aim of the meeting was to assess the scientific evidence available on dental restorative materials and the implications to countries of using alternatives to amalgam for dental restorative care.
Source: World Health Organization
Mercury Generation Potential from Dental Waste Amalgam
Abstract: This study attempts to quantify the amount of amalgam waste generated at dental offices in Illinois.
Source: Journal of Dentistry
Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research: Environmental Dental Mercury Management
Abstract: Provides a resource for the management of mercury in the dental-unit wastewater stream.
Source: Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research
Recycling of Elemental Mercury and Dental Amalgam by Dentists
Abstract: This website focuses on the initial law in New York State and new regulations. It also provides Q&A information and describes Best Management Practices.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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