WHY WE SHOULD REJECT DENTAL AMALGAM? Amalgam is a dental filling material widely used around the world until the recent past. As researchers and scientists warn the possible threat of this material, some countries started limiting and restricting the use of amalgam. In July 2018 the EU prohibited amalgam for dental treatment of children under 15 years and of pregnant or breast feeding women. By today, Sweden and Norway have totally banned the use of amalgam and Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Japan, Hungary, Singapore, Nepal and Bangladesh have put restrictions. This is because alternatives to amalgam is widely available and accessible. Unfortunately Sri Lanka is not among the lists.