Amalgam pollutes our environment
Dental Amalgam, a 50% mercury product, currently accounts for between 240-300 tons of mercury entering the market every year. This makes dental offices the second largest user of mercury in the United States. Without an Amalgam Separator, dental amalgam ends up in our environment polluting water via dental clinic releases. Once in the environment, dental mercury converts to its even more toxic form: methlmercury and becomes a major source of mercury in the fish people eat.
Be Environmentally Responsible, Just like Your Patients
According to the ADA, more than 77% of patients practice some form of recycling, which means they will be taking note as to who is environmentally responsible. With the noticeable change in environmental attitudes, there has been a great demand for green business practices. More and more dentists are considering purchasing Amalgam Separators in order to decrease the amount of amalgam in the wastewater leaving their offices.
It's the Law!
On June 14, 2017 the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule under the Clean Water Act to control the discharge of mercury and other metals entering the waste stream from dental practices. The rule regulates dental practices that place or remove amalgam. Under the rule, a dental facility that places or removes amalgam will be subject to two best management practices: 1) collect and recycle scrap amalgam; 2) clean the chairside traps with non-bleach or non-chlorine cleanser so as not to release mercury.
Let us help ease your worry about being compliant
Here at Discount Disposables, we’ve always been committed to our environment, to your patients and especially to you: the Dentist. Through our partnership with SolmetexDental we’re able to provide you with the most complete and easiest amalgam separator package available. The Solmetex Hg5 Series Separator Units are the proven answer to your amalgam concerns. Our comprehensive knowledge and investigations of Federal, State and Local regulations allow you to practice dentistry while we manage your environmental compliance.
To find out more about Amalgam Separators or about how we can help ensure your practice runs smoothly contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-366-0973.
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