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Publication Date: 10/05/2000
Type: Report - research
Title: Management of Hazardous Dental Wastes in King County, 1991-2000
Author: Gail Savina
Abstract: Between 1994 and 2000 King County Hazardous Waste Program and the Seattle-King County Dental Society collaborated to educate King County dentists about the proper management of amalgam-bearing, silver-bearing and other hazardous dental wastes. One goal of the project was for King County dentists to install amalgam separation units to filter amalgam from wastewater and to otherwise collect and manage amalgam-bearing waste. This report summarizes the project and looks at data collected during visits to 221 King County dentists during 1999 and 2000. Briefly, the data show that only 25 dental offices installed separators and less than half the offices followed best management practices for amalgam waste.
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