Daily Archives: November 24, 2014


EPA Proposes Standards to Reduce Amalgam Discharges from Dental Offices

In September 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed standards under the Clean Water Act to reduce discharges of dental amalgam to the environment. The EPA estimates that dentists discharge approximately 4.4 tons of mercury each year to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) and that there are approximately 160,000 dentists […]