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  • "Saving Money Through Better Sharps Management"

    Mail Your Sharps, Inc. is a national provider of Mail-Back Sharps Disposal Systems, along with many other mail-back disposal and recycling services. Our programs are approved by the US Postal Service, and we comply with all federal and state regulations. Our mail-back programs are designed to be extremely convenient and economical. Our mail-back services are very simple and easy to use. After ordering, simply fill the container and mail it back for destruction using the pre-paid postage.
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New EPA Amalgam Regulations Take Effect in 2012

 

NXT HG5 3It is estimated that dental amalgam contributes to over half of the mercury waste entering POTWs (Publicly Owned Treatment Works).  When a separator is not used and amalgam fillings are drilled, the amalgam waste that is produced is flushed with wastewater into the sewer systems.  Traces of mercury contained within the amalgam can then leach into groundwater and into the environment.  Typically it settles in the aquatic ecosystem, where it accumulates in high concentrations, and eventually contaminates plants and animals faster than it can be naturally reduced.  Over time, animals farther up the food chain inevitably consume contaminated plants and smaller animals resulting in a process known as mercury biomagnification, in which the concentrations of mercury increase significantly.

Mercury contamination is introduced to humans with the consumption of polluted fish, water fowl, crops, and drinking water.  Elevated levels of mercury can be harmful to the immune system, nervous system, and enzymes in the human body.  The effect of mercury poisoning can be especially prominent in developing embryos of pregnant women.  An unborn child is much more sensitive to mercury poisoning than adults, and prolonged exposure significantly increases the chance of genetic abnormalities and serious birth defects.

Mail Your Sharps, Inc. provides an environmentally safe solution for recycling and disposing of amalgam and other mercury-bearing materials.  Our mercury and amalgam containers are sent to the largest mercury waste processor in the nation, where the waste is recycled safely, efficiently, and exceeds the federal guidelines.  The strict measures used in the process often bring residual levels below the possibility of detection.

Mail Your Sharps, Inc. offers additional mail-back services for the disposal and recycling of Sharps, Medical Waste, Lead Foil, and Mercury, as well as many others. All of our programs are approved by the US Postal Service, and comply with all federal and state regulations.

For more information, visit our Amalgam Seperators page, or call us at 866-210-2744.

References:

Dental Amalgam Effluent Guideline

- http://water.epa.gov/scitech/wastetech/guide/dental/index.cfm

Memorandum of Understanding on Reducing Dental Amalgam Discharges

- http://water.epa.gov/scitech/wastetech/guide/dental/upload/2008_12_31_guide_dental_mou.pdf


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  • The Impact of Sharps and Medical Waste on the Environment

      For decades, incineration has been a standard method for disposing of sharps and medical waste.  The process of incineration, however, poses enormous environmental and health concerns.  Pollutants are a natural byproduct of combustion, and a serious concern in today's world.  Some of the most dangerous emissions from incineration are dioxins and mercury, which can travel far from their source and become integrated into the crops and livestock that humans rely on for food.  Read More
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      Due to its unique properties, mercury is a useful, versatile component of many modern tools.  This substance is found often in its liquid elemental state, in devices such as barometers, manometers, thermometers, and thermostats.  Despite the numerous common uses of mercury, however, it is one of the most harmful of the heavy metals. Read More
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Our mission is to "Save Money Through Better Sharps Management". All of our products are developed around this ideal. This philosophy has been the driving force for the company for almost fifteen years. We see this as a great challenge and a great opportunity. For us, it all starts with Innovation.

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Email: sales@mailyoursharps.com