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Public Health (14-08-2012)

Call for experts on the safety of the use of dental amalgam and its substitutes

The Commission's independent Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) is looking for experts for its working group on the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury in dental amalgam.

The call for expression of interest is launched today with deadline of 10 October 2012. For more information and to submit an application, please visit the dedicated webpage.

The European Commission has recently requested the SCHER to deliver an opinion on the potential health impacts caused by dental amalgam and its substitutes. The detailed mandate for this assessment can be found here.

To allow for a comprehensive assessment, experts in various scientific fields related to the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury in dental amalgam are encouraged to apply. Experience in risk assessment would be an advantage.

Further information on SCHER and the European Commission's other non-food Scientific Committees can be found here