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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73 NGOs + World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry request workshop to end amalgam for children
HEAL has joined a coalition of 73 NGOs and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry to urge the UN Environment Executive Director to co-sponsor a global workshop to end amalgam use for children.Read more...

Dentists urged to stop using mercury in children’s fillings
European NGOs, including HEAL, are calling on dentists to implement the upcoming ban on mercury dental fillings for children and pregnant women. Read more…
European civil society has endorsed the provisional agreement by the three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and for pregnant and breastfeeding women as of 1 July 2018 Read more...

Civil society calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) together with the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, HCWH, WECF, and EEB calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam. 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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About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. HEAL works to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. 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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