Chou HN, Anglen J, McManus KR. ADA Professional Product Review-Executive Summary: An Evaluation of Amalgam Separators. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2012 August; 143(8):920-921.

In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste produced by dental offices. The agency intends to focus its technology assessment on amalgam separators and is preparing a regulatory proposal for review. Amalgam separators are devices designed to capture amalgam particles from dental office wastewater before it is discharged into the public sewer system.

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