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Now Offering SolmeteX Dental Amalgam Separators

 

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Mail Your Sharps, Inc. is proud to announce that we are now distributing SolmeteX Dental Amalgam Separators. The EPA is encouraging dentists to utilize amalgam separators now, in preparation for new dental amalgam regulations that take effect in 2012. We now supply economical and user friendly Dental Amalgam Separators in multiple sizes, as well as replacement collection containers that include recycling.

 

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Dental Amalgam - The Environmental Effects of Mercury

 

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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.

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The Impact of Sharps and Medical Waste on the Environment

 

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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. 

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How to Dispose of Other Sharps Containers

 

5GMWV4Mail Your Sharps, Inc. can dispose of sharps containers that were purchased elsewhere.  In order to ship sharps and other medical waste material through the mail, the US Postal Service assigns a permit to each of our containers in combination with the packaging in which they are shipped.  Therefore, we cannot take any other containers by themselves.  However, our Mail-Back Medical Waste Disposal Containers can be used to dispose of your existing puncture-resistant containers.  Place them inside the Medical Waste Container and then ship the system for destruction using the pre-paid postage.

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