Even dental offices that only remove amalgam fillings need an amalgam separator.
The most important environmental initiative for any dental office, whether or not it is a “green” practice, is to install an amalgam separator.
This equipment keeps mercury-containing filling material from entering our water supply.
Amalgam filling material includes equal parts of elemental mercury and an alloy powder mostly composed of silver, tin and copper.
Mercury in our drinking, irrigation, and fishing waters is a serious environmental and human-health concern. A potent neuro-toxin, mercury poisoning is devastating to animal species, and is a tragic and debilitating experience for people and families suffering its effects.