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J Am Dent Assoc. 1991 Aug;122(8):62-5.

Amalgam hazards. An assessment of research.

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  • 1School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032.

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  • J Am Dent Assoc 1991 Oct;122(11):10.


Although mercury vapor in high concentration can have deleterious effects on several organ systems, there is no evidence of risk at the levels generated by chewing with amalgam restorations. Epidemiological studies relating amalgam exposure to health outcomes are recommended, however, to provide the profession and the public a full sense of security.

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