Effect of Admixed Indium on Mercury Vapor Release from Dental Amalgam

@article{Powell1989EffectOA,
  title={Effect of Admixed Indium on Mercury Vapor Release from Dental Amalgam},
  author={L Virginia Powell and Glen H. Johnson and D J Bales},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={1989},
  volume={68},
  pages={1231 - 1233}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of admixed indium on the amount of mercury vapor released from dental amalgam. We made amalgam specimens according to ADA Specification Number 1. We added various amounts (0-14% by weight) of indium to the alloy powder. We also tested the commercial amalgams Dispersalloy, Valiant, and Indiloy. Specimens were held at 37°C and 100% humidity. We used a Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer (model 411) to measure the mercury vapor released. We analyzed… 

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