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Mercurio y salud en la odontología Mercury and health in the dental practice

@inproceedings{Fuentes2003MercurioYS,
  title={Mercurio y salud en la odontolog{\'i}a Mercury and health in the dental practice},
  author={Ivelin Morales Fuentes and Rosa E. Reyes Gil},
  year={2003}
}
Mercury is a heavy metal widely used by man. It is considered very toxic causing conditions in the central nervous system, behavior disturbances, and renal and sexual disorders. For a century, mercury has been used in the dental practice for its capacity of joining metals (amalgamate), its low cost and its rapid fixing in dental pieces repair. Currently, there is much controversy about the safety of dental amalgams and it has been demonstrated it poses occupational risks to dental practitioners… CONTINUE READING

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