Dental offices can handle quite a bit of hazardous and medical waste during their normal operations. Some of this waste includes mercury. Mercury is a heavy metal and neurotoxin that can harm the environment if it is disposed of unsafely. That’s why there are important regulations in place to ensure that dental amalgam waste is handled properly. In this article, we will cover a little bit about the approaching deadline, what it entails, and why it is important. Let’s take a look.
What Does the Dental Amalgam Separator Deadline Entail?
As of July 14th, 2020, dental offices are required to use an amalgam separator to help cut down on the amount of mercury waste that is getting into our rivers, streams, and oceans.
So, whether you’re a small office or a large one, the EPA requires the use of an amalgam separator effective July 14th, 2020. You will also be required to submit a compliance report to prove that you are utilizing this separator. However, in light of the pandemic and its economic effect on many dental offices, there will be some flexibility in enforcing compliance according to the ADA. If you have more questions about the new rules and how to comply, you can find out more here.
What Difference Does Dental Amalgam Make?
It may be difficult to imagine that the amalgam separator you install in your dental office will make a big difference in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in our water. How much damage can one dental office do? Though it may seem like a lot of work to cut down on a little bit of mercury, that little bit adds up to a lot more when you consider that there are many dental offices in the state of Maryland and surrounding areas that impact the Chesapeake Bay and other nearby waterways.
BWS, Inc. Is Here to Help You!
When we work together to reduce hazardous waste in the environment, we can create a better world for our natural environment and for our people. BWS, Inc. has everything you need in our online store to ensure your dental practice is completely EPA compliant. We carry industry-leading Solmetex Amalgam Separators as well as the accessories you need to manage amalgam waste. Need help installing your products? We can do that too. Then, when you need amalgam waste removal, you can count on us. BWS, Inc. is your home for comprehensive waste management solutions, so contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
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