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Br Dent J. 1993 Nov 20;175(10):355-62.

The release, absorption and possible health effects of mercury from dental amalgam: a review of recent findings.

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  • 1Department of Periodontology, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, Denmark Hill, London.

Abstract

Recently many articles have appeared on the subject of mercury from dental amalgam and some of these have questioned its safety as a dental material. This article reviews critically the evidence on mercury release from dental amalgam restorations, its absorption, accumulation and excretion by the body, and its possible relationship to ill-effects. Finally, brief recommendations are given for the handling and usage of dental amalgam.

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  • Br Dent J 1993 Sep 11;175(5):161-8.
PMID:
8257645
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