Even in low doses, mercury can harm our health
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Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans, wildlife and the environment yet mercury contamination is widespread with many Europeans exposed to levels above what is internationally accepted to be safe.

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It is now time to phase out dental amalgam use in the EU
HEAL welcomes a vote by the European Parliament Environment Committee for overwhelmingly requesting the phase out of dental amalgam use by 31 December 2022, as well as the swifter prohibition of amalgam use ‘for the treatment of pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals who undergo treatment on their deciduous teeth’, one year after the date of entry into force of the Regulation. Read more...

Call to European Parliament Environment Committee for ambitious EU mercury regulation
HEAL joined civil society organisations to call on members of the European Parliament Environment Committee to vote for an ambitious EU Mercury Regulation and to support in particular, amendments requiring the largest air emitters in the EU to reduce mercury emissions. Read more...

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Support a Strong Mercury Treaty
The International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), a global network working towards the elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), recently asked for sign-ons to a civil society organisations joint statement calling for stronger mercury treaty provisions. Join HEAL and other organisations in supporting a strong mercury treaty. Learn more and give your support - Act now!


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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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