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Council of Europe: Report on health hazards of mercury and dental amalgams adopted

The Council of Europe’s Committee for Social, Health and Family Affairs has adopted a draft resolution for the phase out of dental mercury. Members of the Committee voted on the draft report ‘Health hazards of heavy metals’ written by Jean Huss, Council of Europe member and President of HEAL member organization AKUT. The Council of Europe is an international organization based in Strasbourg bringing together 47 member countries of Europe. While the vote is not legally binding, it nevertheless gives support to the widening call for phasing out of dental amalgam.

In the discussion on the dangers of using mercury in dental treatments, Huss highlighted that a growing number of illnesses, in particular chronic diseases, are thought to be caused by heavy metals and other chemical substances that are present in our environment. The draft report will be voted on by the Council of Europe Ministers on 27th of May.

Last updated on 19 May 2011

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