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Parliamentary questions
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19 October 2018
E-005357-18
Question for written answer E-005357-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Marlene Mizzi (S&D)

 Subject:  Public health
 Answer in writing 

In accordance with the Minamata Convention (2017), the use of many mercury-based products has decreased. Mercury dental fillings are no longer allowed for children under 15 and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, who are the population most at risk. Nevertheless, others are also at risk, particularly dentists for whom prolonged contact causes medical issues. What is the Commission’s stance on banning mercury dental fillings altogether?

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