Amalgam tooth fillings and man's mercury burden.

  title={Amalgam tooth fillings and man's mercury burden.},
  author={Stefan Halbach},
  journal={Human & experimental toxicology},
  volume={13 7},
Next to nutrition, amalgam fillings represent the main source for exposure of the general population to mercury. Toxicological considerations focus on the dose of mercury resulting from such exposure. Various approaches to estimate this dose are reviewed. Introducing the dose into the known toxicokinetic model for mercury, tissue and blood and urine concentrations related to mercury release from the fillings can be predicted. These agree well with autopsy and in vivo observations. An assessment… CONTINUE READING