AMALGAM RETENTION UNITS & RECYCLING
Amalgam, most commonly used in Dentistry as a tooth filling, is the alloy of approximately 50% mercury with a mix of other metals such as silver, zinc, copper and tin. Although the use of amalgam in fillings has proven to be safe health wise, the exposure of this mercury alloy to the greater environment has a significantly harmful effect, where one gram of amalgam can contaminate up to 1,000,000,000 (one billion) litres of water to a concentration above that of the acceptable level.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY & BODY PROTECTION
Whilst this standard has been in place for years many electrical contractors are unaware of the specific requirements..
Dentequip?s electrical team understand this dental specific need and can assist is the compliance process upon request.