Effects from exposure to dental amalgam on systemic mercury levels in patients and dental school students.

@article{Oliveira2010EffectsFE,
  title={Effects from exposure to dental amalgam on systemic mercury levels in patients and dental school students.},
  author={Marcelo Tom{\'a}s de Oliveira and Jefferson Ricardo Pereira and Jana{\'i}na Salomon Ghizoni and Sandra Teixeira Bittencourt and Gustavo Otoboni Molina},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S111-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the systemic mercury levels in urine of patients and dental school students caused by exposure to silver amalgam. It is currently believed that occupational exposure shows the highest rate of potential for poisoning by mercury. Dental professionals are part of that quota, introducing concerns regarding the handling of dental amalgam. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study comprised 40 urine samples from 20 subjects, which were divided into four… CONTINUE READING
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