EPA Sued for Mercury Policy


By Dr. Mercola Many people are not aware that, in the U.S., dental offices are the single largest source of mercury at sewage treatment plants.1 When dentists discharge mercury from amalgam fillings (also known, misleadingly, as “silver” fillings) down the drains in their offices, it accumulates in the environment, including in seafood intended for human consumption. As a neurotoxin, mercury in the environment is dangerous for everyone, but poses a particularly grave risk for pregnant women, babies and children, in whom it can seriously disrupt brain function and harm the nervous system. There was a ray of hope, however, when, in December, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that would restrict dentists’ mercury discharges. After more than a decade of debating the issue and an additional five years of delays, the EPA finally finalized requirements for dentists placing or removing amalgam to install amalgam separators to reduce their mercury discha
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/02/14/epa-sued-mercury-policy.aspx

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