Mercury Policy Project

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Congressional Hearing on Dental Mercury

May 26th, 2010

The U.S. House Government Oversight Subcommittee on Domestic Policy held a hearing on Wednesday, May 26 on “Assessing EPA’s Efforts To Measure And Reduce Mercury Pollution From Dentist Offices.”  At the hearing, MPP presented its testimony and a new report, “Midnight Deal on Dental Mercury.”    Several online services reported on the meeting and/or MPP’s report.  Testifying at the hearing were EPA, the American Dental Association, an amalgam separator manufacturer, a scientist and MPP’.   Earlier, EPA had responded to an letter from Domestic Policy Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Kucinich regarding air releases and the Agency’s MOU with the ADA on dental mercury releases.  In response, MPP wrote a letter to Chairman Kucinich, to clarify the record regarding our “stakeholder” role.

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