Mercury free dentists have been known to polish and remove "silver" amalgam fillings thereby exposing their patients and staff members to thousands of micrograms of mercury vapor and particulate matter. "Mercury Safe" dentists take every precaution to protect the patient, staff and environment from harmful mercury vapors and mercury contaminated particulate matter.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH is an agency established to help assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
You have the right to a safe workplace. OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace that is free of serious recognized hazards and in compliance with OSHA Standards. David Kennedy shares stories of occupational exposure to mercury in the dental workplace.
Dentists remove amalgam fillings every day, with no regard for the possible mercury exposure that can result from grinding them out. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has established a mercury safe protocol that protects both staff and patients during amalgam removal.
The purpose of the MSDS is to protect workers by supplying them with the most crucial facts about the hazardous material at their jobsite, such as the physical properties of the material, proper storage and handling techniques, known health risks and essential emergency procedures.
Mercuryexposure.info was created and is maintained by consumers injured from exposure to mercury vapor and particles released by their dental amalgam fillings during placement, polishing, removal and day to day use. We are dedicated to providing accurate, up to date information on the many facets of dental mercury amalgam fillings.