Annual Mercury Awareness Week Update


  • For the 10th year in a row, we now celebrate our annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. During the week of August 23 through 29, 2020, we will match your donations to Consumers for Dental Choice, dollar for dollar up to $150,000
  • Spearheading the campaign in Europe, Consumers for Dental Choice led the coalition to win the banning of dental amalgam in children under 15 and pregnant or breastfeeding women across 27 countries in the European Union. The battle now upshifts to winning a full phase-out
  • Consumers for Dental Choice founded the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, a coalition of nonprofit groups from all over the world dedicated to banishing amalgam use. During the past year, eight more governments either banned amalgam now or set a final date for its use, notably the Philippines and Ireland
  • Realizing it is out of step with the world, and under unrelenting pressure from Consumers for Dental Choice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reopened its abysmal 2009 amalgam rule
  • Fresh off winning protections for dental consumers in Maine, Consumers for Dental Choice launches an offensive in other states, filing petitions to enforce state laws in Wisconsin and Connecticut

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