An important part of the project is to raise awareness of mercury's impact on the environment and disseminate awareness about the projects progress. Here we will update with news related to networking and knowledge dissemination.

Uppdaterad 3 februari, 2017

The projects reference group

A Reference Group has been established to ensure the quality and environmental level of the project and for disseminating information.  The Reference Group consists of persons who are affected by the results of the project. They are chosen to represent features that take responsibility for the entire chain, from "the handling of amalgam to clean water" - upstream work (stop dangerous substances at source) to the flourishing lakes and oceans in balance. Representatives from The Swedish Dental Association as well as Swedish authorities; The Swedish River Basin District Authorities, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Chemicals Agency are engaged. Stockholm International Water Institute is also a member of the Reference Group. Nearly all of the members are also engaged in European working groups.

The first Reference Group Meeting was held in August 2017. The second meeting will be held Autumn 2018.

Members in the Reference Group:

Hans Göransson, The Swedish Dental Association
Gerda Kinell, The Swedish River Basin District Authorities
Kristina Svinhufvud, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Anna Fransson, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Anna Nylander, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Nicolai Schaaf, Swedish Water House, Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI

Sweden Recycling and Praktikertjänst at the Swedish dental fair Swedental

Praktikertjänst and Sweden Recycling was exhibitors at this year's Swedental, which took place 16th-18th of November in Stockholm. The goal with our attendance was to network, talk about the purpose of our project and why it is so important.

Many we spoke with, both students and dentists, did not know that dental clinics still emission mercury into the environment. Most of them thought that amalgam separators was enough to stop the problem.

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