H.R.1680 - Mercury in Dental Filling Disclosure and Prohibition Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] (Introduced 04/08/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||04/24/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1680 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/08/2003)
Mercury in Dental Filling Disclosure and Prohibition Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit mercury from being used to make dental fillings as of January 1, 2008.
Deems a device containing mercury intended for use in a dental filling as misbranded effective December 31, 2004, unless it bears a label warning: "Dental amalgam contains approximately 50 percent mercury, a highly toxic element. Such product should not be administered to children less than 18 years of age, pregnant women, or lactating women. Such product should not be administered to any consumer without a warning that the product contains mercury, which is a highly toxic element, and therefore poses health risks."