Dental Amalgam Restorations and Children’s Neuropsychological Function: The New England Children’s Amalgam Trial

@inproceedings{Bellinger2007DentalAR,
  title={Dental Amalgam Restorations and Children’s Neuropsychological Function: The New England Children’s Amalgam Trial},
  author={D C David C Bellinger and David B. Daniel and Felicia L. Trachtenberg and Mary A Tavares and Sonja Mckinlay},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2007}
}
BACKGROUND A concern persists that children's exposure to mercury vapor from dental amalgams produces neurotoxicity. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to compare the neuropsychological function of children, without prior exposure to dental amalgam, whose caries were repaired using either dental amalgam or mercury-free composite materials. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial involving 534 6- to 10-year-old urban and rural children who were assessed yearly for 5 years using a battery of… CONTINUE READING