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To Reduce Mercury Pollution, 'Dentists need a mandatory requirement,' According to US House Oversight Report; Mercury Group Concurs
Date:9/11/2008

mercury releases and the new information provided by those providing testimony, including MPP.

--To access the letter, see: http://www.mercurypolicy.org/new/documents/021108DPStevenLJohnsonEPAletterd ue0229085PMdoc.pdf

-- In a July 28, 2008 letter to FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, Chairman Kucinich called on FDA to reform its rulemaking on dental mercury, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Kucinich reminded FDA of its statutory duty under NEPA to prepare an environmental impact statement or conduct an environmental assessment as part of the rulemaking process in reclassifying dental mercury, classifying encapsulated amalgam alloy and dental mercury or issuing special controls for amalgam alloy.

-- To access the letter, see:

http://www.fdanews.com/ext/files/NEPA.pdf.

"What the Hearings also revealed is that the American Dental Association continues to speak out of both sides of its mouth on dental mercury controls," said Bender. "On the one hand, they say they support amalgam separators, while continuing to oppose making it happen," said Bender.

For more information:

http://domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=2167

http://domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=2109

http://domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1614

http://www.mercurypolicy.org


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