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Scand J Work Environ Health. 1989 Aug;15(4):302-4.

A possible case of mercury-related toxicity resulting from the grinding of old amalgam restorations.

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Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.

Abstract

The potential hazards of metallic mercury in dentistry are well recognized. The present report concerns a patient who experienced an uncommonly high mercury exposure and, possibly, mercury-related toxicity from vapor released during extensive grinding of old amalgam fillings.

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2772585
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