Dental amalgam and mercury.

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This paper looks at the issues of the current amalgam controversy: the daily dose of mercury from amalgam, hypersensitivity to mercury, claims of adverse effects from amalgam mercury and alleged overnight "cures." In addition, the toxicity and allergenicity of the proposed alternative materials are examined with the same kind of scrutiny applied by the anti-amalgam group to dental amalgam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of the American Dental Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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