Nordic countries experienced some initial resistance from the dental industry and this was largely because they were:
1. Unaware of the environmental impacts of mercury from amalgam, and the social benefits of reducing mercury emissions.
2. Reluctant to invest in new equipment required to reduce mercury pollution or to support mercury-free fillings.
3. Unconvinced of the durability of alternative filling materials.
4. Inconsistent with their skills and knowledge in applying mercury-free. techniques. @Health Care without Harm (HCWH) Europe
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