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Dear Granito,

Thank you for your further emails of 12 June about mercury amalgam.  I have been asked to reply.

I was sorry to read that you are not satisfied with the Department’s previous replies on this matter.  However, there is nothing further I can add on the Department’s position on the Minamata Treaty or the use of mercury amalgam in dental fillings.

With regard to recording episodes of mercury poisoning, you may wish to contact Public Health England (PHE), which is responsible for the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS).  The NPIS provides expert advice on all aspects of acute and chronic poisoning, develops best practice for the management of cases of poisoning in NHS facilities and offers advice to minimise unnecessary hospital attendances and admissions.  The contact details for PHE are:

Public Information Access Office
Public Health England
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UG

Email: xxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx  

I am sorry I cannot be more directly helpful.  

Yours sincerely,
 
Ryan Diggory
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health

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