Dental "silver" tooth fillings: a source of mercury exposure revealed by whole-body image scan and tissue analysis.

@article{Hahn1989DentalT,
  title={Dental "silver" tooth fillings: a source of mercury exposure revealed by whole-body image scan and tissue analysis.},
  author={Leszek J. Hahn and Reinhard Kloiber and Murray J. Vimy and Yuji Takahashi and Fritz L. Lorscheider},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={3 14},
  pages={2641-6}
}
Mercury (Hg) vapor is released from dental "silver" tooth fillings into human mouth air after chewing, but its possible uptake routes and distribution among body tissues are unknown. This investigation demonstrates that when radioactive 203Hg is mixed with dental Hg/silver fillings (amalgam) and placed in teeth of adult sheep, the isotope will appear in various organs and tissues within 29 days. Evidence of Hg uptake, as determined by whole-body scanning and measurement of isotope in specific… CONTINUE READING
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