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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Pollution Prevention Dental Project

In 2000, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) formed a working partnership with the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS) and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center. This partnership promoted the proper management and recycling of mercury-containing wastes and x-ray wastes in dental offices (including compliance with environmental laws and regulations), and encouraged the use of non-mercury amalgams.

The partnership first conducted a survey to evaluate the level of awareness and degree of mercury amalgam use, recycling, and disposal among New Hampshire dentists. The survey data was compiled and analyzed to determine the best method of outreach for the partnership to use. Although this outreach effort took place in 2000, the information on these web pages continues to offer pollution prevention strategies to dental offices throughout the state.

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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