Viral Message: New Zealand has announced plans to ban the use of amalgam fillings, claiming that the mercury used in the fillings can cause cancer and other adverse health issues.

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Viral message example- Following in the footsteps of the European Union (EU) who are also banning amalgam fillings, the New Zealand government will make it illegal for dentists to use the mercury-based fillings in children and pregnant or breast-feeding women. reports: The EU’s move is part of the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a global treaty to phase out the use of mercury – due to its toxicity.

Auckland-based dentist Hisham Abdalla said it was now time for New Zealand to follow the EU’s example.

Dr Abdalla said concerns about amalgam mercury fillings were not new and ending its use needed to be seriously considered by the government.

Viral Message Verification:- The story about ban of amalgam fillings was produced in the famous satire website yournewswire with the title “New Zealand To Ban Amalgam Fillings: “They Give You Cancer”.

There is no plan by New Zealand yet to ban the use of Amalgam Fillings, there has not been any official stand, however there has been constant voice being raised against the use of amalgam fillings in New Zealand.

As per the radionz, Dr Abdalla said concerns about amalgam mercury fillings were not new and ending its use needed to be seriously considered by the government.

He said it was strange that the ban on amalgam fillings was the last part of the wider phasing-out of mercury, when it was the most directly in contact with the human body and there were very strict guidelines for disposing of amalgam fillings.

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