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American Indian and Consumer Groups Petition to Stop Dental Mercury on Reservations

 


WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice filed a petition calling on the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (who runs the Indian Health Service) to end the use of amalgam – a dental filling that is 50% mercury – in Indian Health Service Clinics and on Tribal lands.

"Mercury from dental amalgam and other sources has a profound effect upon traditional Native lifestyles, which value fish as an integral part of tribal culture," says Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-indian-and-consumer-groups-petition-to-stop-dental-mercury-on-reservations-300219152.html

 

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