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Stomatologiia (Mosk). 1997;76(4):9-11.

[Patterns of mercury release from amalgam fillings into the oral cavity].

[Article in Russian]


Seventy-five subjects aged 20 to 57 with 1 to 15 fillings of silver amalgam were examined. The level of mercury vapors in the oral cavity was assessed using an AGP-01 device and the method developed by the authors. Emission of mercury vapors in the oral cavity increased with the number of fillings. The concentration of mercury in the oral cavity depends largely on the number of silver amalgam fillings and less so on these fillings' length of service.

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