Matthews Cremation, now offers a combustion-free, potentially greener way of cremating bodily remains called "Bio-Cremation", which emits one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional cremation according to the company.
Dentists have been polluting the environment with dental mercury amalgam waste for over 100 years. All the while oblivious to the fact they were contaminating the environment with mercury or denying they were the most significant source or mercury pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will eventually mandate that dentists nationwide install amalgam separators, which captures 99.5% of waste amalgam containing mercury before it hits the wastewater stream.
Oct. 11, 2011 The World Health Organization today released its 2009 meeting report on the "Future Use of Materials for Dental Restorations" in preparation for the third of five Intergovernmental Committee deliberations. The WHO report suggests, over time, the global "phase down" of amalgam.
The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 24-29, 2011. Amanda Just, Freya Koss, and Anita Tibau attended as affiliates of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and recorded some notable information about the mercury used in dentistry as related to the conference:
Mike Darcy of MARS Bio-Med Discusses the upcoming EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation that will roll out in 2014.
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