The World Health Organization Dentistry
The World Health Organization (WHO), one of the commission, which replaced the worldwide reduction of dental amalgam use and found this way calls, which will reduce the amount of mercury released into the environment. To reduce the amount of mercury to be released into the environment
Despite calls for the reduction of amalgam fillings use of alternative filling materials are also being expressed is still too expensive and unreliable
Assoc Medimagaz the website. Dr. According to the news Chagatai Gunpowder, Global Oral Health Programme Officer Dt. Poul Erik Petersen, "Medscape Medical News" e said that when the environmental point of view, said that the reduction of dental amalgam use.
Dt. Petersen, the United Nations carried out as part of efforts to reduce mercury use worldwide chaired a two-day conference. WHO has published a report on the results of the conference October 11, 2011.
29 experts from 15 countries at a meeting held between 16-17 November 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, the use of dental amalgam results in the atmosphere, soil and water each year announced that 180-240 tons of mercury involved. 80-100 tons per year is known that mercury is recovered or disposed of safely. However, the use of amalgam can not be completely excluded because of an alternative filler materials is still too expensive and unreliable expressed.
In the report, stating the need for the development of new filling materials, emphasized the importance of reducing the effective use of preventive services of filling materials.
EFFECTIVE PROTECTIVE SERVICES INSUFFICIENT
However, the American Dental Association spokesman Dt. Rodway Mackert said in a statement, to reduce the use of dental amalgam is not very necessary, because the negligible amount of mercury released into the environment in this way is low, he said.
Middle and low-income countries, which posed the problem of dental caries increasingly, it was noted that this situation fueled by Western-style consumption. However, it is widely known that while the introduction of effective preventive services are not enough. Consequently, the need to increase the filler in those countries