Human exposure to mercury and silver released from dental amalgam restorations.

@article{Skare1994HumanET,
  title={Human exposure to mercury and silver released from dental amalgam restorations.},
  author={Ingvild Skare and Anita Engqvist},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={384-94}
}
In 35 healthy individuals, the number of amalgam surfaces was related to the emission rate of mercury into the oral cavity and to the excretion rate of mercury by urine. Oral emission ranged up to 125 micrograms Hg/24 h, and urinary excretions ranged from 0.4 to 19 micrograms Hg/24 h. In 10 cases, urinary and fecal excretions of mercury and silver were also measured. Fecal excretions ranged from 1 to 190 micrograms Hg/24 h and from 4 to 97 micrograms Ag/24 h. Except for urinary silver excretion… CONTINUE READING
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