Environmental NGOs from EU Member States and Europe-wide, dentists, insurers, officials of the Bundesregierung, plus European experts in science, economics, communications, and political science are coming together to plan the end of amalgam in Europe.
The new EU amalgam rules will soon enter into force and it’s time to plan the next steps about how a consequent implementation of the following achievements can be supported: the phase out for children and for pregnant and nursing women in 2018, the duty of each EU Member State to submit its plan for further phase down in 2019, and the requirement that the Commission has to make a recommendation in 2020 whether to phase out amalgam.
Meeting is concluded with Berlin Declaration to End Amalgam Use in Europe by 1 July 2022:
1. We insist that the European Union end all amalgam use on a date to be determined, and in any case no later than 1 July 2022.
2. We urge each Member State to act before that deadline, ending amalgam use by 1 July 2020.
3. We recommend that all non-Member States in Europe likewise end amalgam use by this date.
4. We will work with civil society, governments and other stakeholders in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Island States to accomplish the same goal.