Article: Volume 44 Number 8 Page 692 - September 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 692-693

Updates from America:  American Dentists Now Required to Use Amalgam Separators

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Abstract: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a standard to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Rule requires emitting dental offices to use amalgam separators and the ADA’s Best Management Practices for amalgam waste

Author notes: Charles John Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA, MPH, GC Infection Prevention and Control Consultants, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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