Controls on mercury

Regulation of mercury and mercury compounds, in particular, how the use of dental amalgam will be reduced in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mercury regulation

Regulation (EC) 2017/852 concerns the:

  • import and export of mercury, mercury added products and mercury compounds
  • manufacture of mercury added products and industrial processes that use mercury
  • storage of mercury and mercury waste
  • tracking of movements of mercury waste and reporting requirements

The regulation applies directly in the UK and is implemented by the Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.

Dental amalgam

Read how the relevant lead authorities intend to phase down the use of dental amalgam:

Published 1 July 2019