Dental amalgam and mercury in dentistry.

  title={Dental amalgam and mercury in dentistry.},
  author={Andrew J. Spencer},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={45 4},
Mercury in dentistry has re-emerged as a contentious issue in public health, predominantly because so many people are inadvertently exposed to mercury in order to obtain the benefits of dental amalgam fillings, and the risks remain difficult to interpret. This commentary aims to examine the issues involved in public policy assessment of the continued use of dental amalgam in dentistry. More than 30 per cent of Australian adults are concerned about mercury from dental amalgam fillings but only a… CONTINUE READING
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