The use of dental amalgam in public dentistry poses huge ecological threats through mercury pollution and mercury poisoning of food chains. It is also an unwise use of public funds. As an intervention we promote preventative measures such as oral hygiene and health, low-sugar lifestyles among children and the use of non-intrusive restoration technologies.
Our event will run video skits from students of the Sacred Heart Primary School (Eco Clubs) as an education tool to educate the public. We will co-host our event with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) and Center for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD) at the great Fort Jesus. It will be our launch of the public awareness on the public health and ecological dangers of dental amalgam in Mombasa County Government. We expect the attendance of County officials, health practitioners, media and members of the public.